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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary: Charity to once again open its doors at the end of the month!

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 March 2019

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary's Sophie Kemp is back to tell EBM readers what you've got to look forward to in 2019 from the beloved charity.

Dates for the diary. Picture: Hopefield Animal SanctuaryDates for the diary. Picture: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

We’re excited to announce that we will be re-opening our gates to the public on Friday, March 29.

There’s a lot of work that needs to be done before then and we are holding a “Spring Cleaning Weekend” on Saturday, March 16 and 17.

We are aware that the Brentwood Half Marathon will be taking place on the Sunday, so would urge people that are coming on the Sunday to use public transport or walk, as our road will closed.

A buffet will be provided free of charge to people that come and help across the weekend.

Cagney the horse. Picture: Hopefield Animal SanctuaryCagney the horse. Picture: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

2019 is going to be a great year for us at Hopefield (fingers crossed!), with lots of events taking place throughout the year, as the poster details.

Last year, we announced that we would be setting aside an area of the sanctuary to create a wildlife garden, to support our native species.

This is so important, with so many threats to our natives, particularly insects.

We believe all animals are equal and want to encourage everyone to get involved, both at the sanctuary and at home.

So what’s the competition? We would like to invite schools or community groups to design a wildlife garden, either by drawing a picture or by some other craft, with an explanation of how each part of the garden supports native species.

The winning group or school will be invited down for a day at the sanctuary to build their wildlife garden!

This will also incorporate education, relating to the national curriculum and a tour of the sanctuary explaining the work we do.

Please contact us on 01277 201110 or office@hopefield.org.uk for enquiries and submissions.

Sadly, we lost one of our beautiful horses, Cagney, a couple of weekends ago.

Cagney was one of our older horses, who came to us to retire back in 2008, after working as a patrol horse in Epping Forest.

She had been suffering with problems with her legs for a while, and unfortunately took a turn for the worst, and we had to make the difficult decision to let her go.

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary will be once again opening its doors on Friday, March 29.

For more information about the charity, visit here

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