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Help Hillfields to survive

Posted on February 27 2017 at 12:49:22

Lynne, Harrison and Doris

Village animal-lovers are being asked to show their support for a local sanctuary that’s home to more than 300 furry friends.

Hillfields Animal Sanctuary, on Greenhill, Blackwell, was founded in 1979 by Lynne Tudor and cares for creatures that have been rescued from cruelty or neglect or whose owners were unable to keep them.

Lynne has never taken a holiday and often puts the animals’ welfare before her own.

Hillfields has recently been granted Registered Charity status, and Lynne hopes this will help to secure the Sanctuary’s future for her and daughter Charlotte. However, the Sanctuary’s survival continues to rely on donations from the public.

After the winter, funds are urgently needed to repair and replace the animals’ housing and fencing, as well as for high veterinary bills, food and hay. Lynne is also looking for a handy-person to help for a few hours a week.

Volunteers have been leafleting homes in the area, and Lynne would like to thank people for their very kind donations of money and food.

There are also plans to boost funds through quiz nights, coffee mornings and an indoor car boot sale, plus fundraising days at large supermarkets in Bromsgrove, Redditch and the south Birmingham area.

Hillfields will hold its first Open Day of 2017 on Saturday April 22, from 11.30am–4pm, where there will be an opportunity for families and children to meet the animals – which include horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens, hens, rabbits, dogs and more than 50 cats.

If you would like to make a donation, however small, to help the survival of Hillfields, visit www.hillfields-animal-sanctuary.com where you can donate via Paypal, or send a cheque payable to Hillfields Animal Sanctuary, Greenhill, Blackwell, Bromsgrove B60 1BL.

Above: Lynne with grandson Harrison and Doris the pig.

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