Welcome to Springwood Sanctuary

 

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Springwood Mindfulness Sanctuary is a vegan sanctuary dedicated to inspiring a shift in awareness and consciousness away from the “use” and “mis-use” of animals in any way. It’s our passion to enable human and non-human animals to live in greater harmony.

We offer a safe, peaceful, forever home (we do not rehome) to a herd of horses, ponies and donkeys enabling them to enjoy a peaceful life, living naturally in a mixed herd with enrichment, understanding and free choice.  When first rescued, the animals arrived with many physical and emotional difficulties, so first we enabled them to release this and enjoy a healed state by using our unique way of rehabilitation.

We enjoy sharing what we do by offering retreats, volunteering and sponsorship at our lovely sanctuary in West Sussex and also offer consultations to people and animals in their own homes.

Springwood Sanctuary is a not-for-profit social enterprise. All donations are gratefully received and enable us to continue our animal rehabilitation work and the upkeep of the beautiful herd of rescued horses here at Springwood Sanctuary.

How can you be involved here?  

By supporting the herd at Springwood, you can be sure every single penny of your generous donation goes to benefit their wellbeing.  We’re a ‘Not-for-Profit’ Social Enterprise and ALL money donated goes directly to the animals in our care. The costs of looking after the herd are itemised below (see Donations). We have a team of wonderful volunteers who give their time for free (we always welcome more volunteers to join our team!), and we do not take a salary from the Sanctuary ourselves.  As we’re not publicly funded by grants or subsidies we are very grateful for every penny donated via our supporters. 

  • VOLUNTEERS:  

Are you able to spare any time to help us on the land taking care of the herds needs?  Whether you’re experienced around animals or not, a professional handy person or just a keen beginner who is able to push a wheelbarrow – we need you all!! :)  Anything from a couple of hours to a full day, from a day a week, a day a month or a one off visit is all very gratefully accepted.  We look forward to meeting you! Just send Jacqui an email to: jacqui.howe@hotmail.co.uk and let her know when would suit you best then we can discuss when, where and how in more detail. Thank you very much!

  • SPONSORING INDIVIDUAL HERD MEMBERS AT SPRINGWOOD:  

Rodney and Thomas (the adorable and cheeky donkeys), Tor (an ex-polo gelding), Blue Moon (a native cob mare) and Missy (an ex-racehorse mare) are still looking for additional sponsors to help support them at Springwood Sanctuary.  You can be sure every single penny of your sponsorship goes to benefit their wellbeing.  We’re a ‘Not for Profit’ organisation and all money donated goes directly to the animals in our care. The costs of looking after the herd are itemised below (see Donations). We have a team of wonderful volunteers who give their time for free, and we do not take a salary from the Sanctuary ourselves.  As we’re not publicly funded by grants or subsidies we are very grateful for every penny donated via our supporters. 

Our herd consume a huge amount of hay year round – which is one of our biggest expenses.  Your sponsorship of £10 / month enables huge support of the animals lives here at this beautiful sanctuary.  

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For £10/m your sponsorship will include:

A sponsor certificate, photo and history of your chosen horse, pony or donkey – their story of arriving at the sanctuary and all about how they’ve rehabilitated since being here.

A regular monthly newsletter updating you on the developments at the sanctuary and what your sponsored friend has been up to each month.

Video updates when available.

An invitation to our annual open day specially for sponsors, volunteers and retreat participants to thank you all for your support.

Please contact Jacqui (jacqui.howe@hotmail.co.uk) and we’ll help you to simply set up a standing order (or direct debit if you’d prefer) for any amount from £10/m. 

  • SPONSORING ONE OF GUINEA-PIGS AT SPRINGWOOD:  

Our beautiful guinea-pig family are rehabilitating from a children’s petting farm and are now becoming friendly and inquisitive about life.  If you’d love a guinea-pig in your life, but don’t want to confine them to a life in a hutch without enrichment, then how about sponsoring one of these girls here who enjoy greater freedom? Our sponsorship is £5 /month which enables you to be involved in their life here at this beautiful sanctuary. 

For £5/m your sponsorship will include:

A sponsor certificate, photo and history of the guinea-pigs – their story of arriving at the sanctuary and all about how they’ve rehabilitated since being here.

A regular monthly newsletter updating you on the developments at the sanctuary and what your sponsored friends have been up to each month.

Video updates when available.

An invitation to our annual open day specially for sponsors, volunteers and retreat participants to thank you all for your support.

Please contact Jacqui (jacqui.howe@hotmail.co.uk) and  we’ll help you to simply set up a standing order (or direct debit if you’d prefer) for any amount from £5/m. 

  •  SUPPORTING THE HERD OF WILD DEER AT SPRINGWOOD: 

We are blessed to be guardians of an enchanted woodland, grazing land and hidden lake here at Springwood Sanctuary.  This is home to many wild animals – the most often seen are the ever increasing herd of deer who enjoy the grazing and also the hay we put out for the horses, especially when the weather’s cold.  It’s a privilege to see the herd gain in confidence around the herd and us humans who look after the land and is testament to the peacefulness here… but of course it does cost money to be feeding hay and supplementing the horses grass too! If you’d like to support the deer with a regular monthly standing order (any amount that feels comfortable for you to give) and help us give them this lovely, safe haven, we would be extremely grateful.  

Your wild deer support will include:

A photo of the deer enjoying their life at the sanctuary.

A regular monthly newsletter updating you on the developments at the sanctuary.

Video and photo updates when available.

An invitation to our annual open day specially for sponsors, volunteers and retreat participants to thank you all for your suppor

Please contact Jacqui (jacqui.howe@hotmail.co.uk) and we’ll help you to simply set up a standing order or direct debit for the amount you choose. 

  • DONATIONS:

If you’d like to make a one off donation towards this work, your contribution would be very welcome and gratefully received. Clicking on the £ links below takes you to a very easy to use paypal payment (no extra charges are made to you or us).

    • HAY:  One bale of hay feeds one horse for a day.  If you’d like to support a horse by buying a day’s feed please donate here:  £3.50  
    • FEED:  A daily bucket feed for each horse keeps them in good condition – especially the older ones who need extra nutrients.  If you’d like to support a horse by buying a whole week’s bucket feed please donate here:  £8.50
    • HERBS:  We offer our herd medicinal plants and herbs in addition to those found naturally in their pasture and woodlands.  This keeps them in good health and enables them to thrive.  If you’d like to support them by paying for a selection of beneficial herbs, please donate here:  £14
    • HAY:  7 bales of hay feeds one horse for a week.  If you’d like to support a horse by buying a week’s feed please donate here:  £24.50    
    • HOOF CARE:  Our herd need regular foot care – trimming every 6-8 weeks and preparations to keep their hooves in top condition.  If you’d like to support us by paying for one horse’s feet to be cared for, please donate here:  £35
    • EQUINE DENTISTRY:  Our herd need regular annual dentistry checks and treatments to keep them in the best health and allow them to gain maximum nutritional value from their feed.  If you’d like to support a horse’s equine dentistry appointment, please donate here:  £45
    • If you’d like to generously donate any other amount for the upkeep of the sanctuary and the herd, please donate here: thank you. 

 

  • RECEIVE A WELLBEING MASSAGE, ANIMAL CONSULTATION OR MINDFULNESS SESSION  IN RETURN FOR A DONATION TO THE SANCTUARY!:

ALL money received from Mindfulness walks, Mindfulness coaching, animal consultations and human healing and massage treatments go directly to support the Sanctuary, so you can help yourselves and your animals at the same time as knowing that your money is doing really great rescue and rehabilitation work enabling previously traumatised animals to live exceptionally peacefully for life.  Please see the relevant website pages for more information on the various treatments you can choose from.

We offer gift certificates for Mindfulness retreats or Hawaiian healing massage treatments so that you can give this to a special person in your life as a unique and thoughtful present.

  • SUPPORTERS:  

If you have suggestions of other ways you’d like to support our work here at the Sanctuary, we’d love to hear from you.  For example:

Do you have discounted herbs, horse feeds, hay, rubber matting or bedding? Do you have access to free digger hire / discounted sand etc?Do you have merchandising / printing you can offer us at a discounted rate?  Are you a great fund raiser? Or do you have a venue you could offer for a fundraising function?

Do you have a parcel of land you’d like to see used in a fabulous way to help people and animals?  We’re looking at expanding our network of sanctuaries and are always interested in more land for horses to live this beautiful life of greater freedom and choices. 

And ever hopeful … have you amassed a fortune by working hard all your life / just won the lottery/ inherited a nest egg and are looking for something amazing to do with £1.5million to fund buying a sanctuary and giving the herd the security they need? We’d love to talk to you about our business plan for setting up a trust, keeping the land safe in perpetuity and  also even offering others a way to establish their own sanctuaries around the world.

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS – THANK YOU!   As sponsors, supporters, donators and volounteers for any of the above, we invite you to come and visit us here at a mutually convenient time to see the great help that your contribution enables.  We’re really grateful for all levels of support, and would like to say so in person.

 

A HUGE heartfelt thanks to everyone who is able to support us in any way!

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More about Springwood Sanctuary and our ethos:

♥   A Gift from the Heart  


Our aim is to enable you to create deep peace for yourself and those around you, including your animal companions, so that we truly thrive rather than just survive! We aim to support you to establish a mutually joyful, trusting, understanding and soul connection that will live in your heart forever.

More and more people are being aware of a new consciousness – bringing into the world a deeper understanding of unconditional love, peace, trust and healing. One where we can enable animals to release past trauma and be healed into an unconditioned state.  It’s my passion to share this with as many people as possible. If you too have a desire to connect in this healed state with absolutely no agenda or expectations, then I know you will love this way of being. 

♥ Together we can make a difference 

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