Tuesday 21st of March 2023

The gift that keeps giving all year round!

This Christmas, sponsor a rescued horse or donkey from Redwings Horse Sanctuary! Not only will your loved one receive a year of friendship from their new four-legged friend but your sponsorship will help care for them all year round – it really is the gift that keeps giving.


Redwings’ popular Adoption Scheme has been running for over 30 years and gives you the opportunity to sponsor a special “Adoption Star” horse or donkey for yourself or as a gift.

A whole year’s sponsorship costs just £12.50, with every penny going towards the daily care of your chosen Adoption Star and their friends.

Redwings’ 24 Adoption Stars live at the charity’s five visitor centres in Norfolk, Essex, Warwickshire and Angus in Scotland, and include real-life Black Beauty Maya, handsome Shire Cross Major, tiny Shetland Sampson and super-cute donkey Minnie. And with free entry to each centre –  open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday all year round – you or your loved one can also meet and cuddle their new friend in person!

While these adorable characters may not actually fit around the Christmas tree, sponsoring a Redwings rescued resident allows you to bring these gorgeous creatures into your home – and your heart – as you will receive a certificate of adoption as well as letters and photos from your furry friend.




Adopters also receive a special invite to their sponsored horse or donkey’s birthday party, making an adoption the perfect gift for any animal lover or for those who have always wanted to own a horse or donkey.

Redwings’ Chief Executive Lynn Cutress said:

“Christmas is a time of happiness and love but sadly many of our Adoption Stars are rescue cases who were deprived of these simple things in their early lives.

“Sponsoring a Redwings resident makes a beautiful and unique gift because you will not only be giving your loved one the chance to begin a wonderful friendship with a very special horse or donkey, but you’ll also ensure we can continue to provide the safe and happy home they and their friends truly deserve.”

To sponsor a Redwings Adoption Star, visit www.redwings.org.uk/adopt, call 01508 481000 or drop into any of the charity’s visitor centres across the UK.

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