Would you like to be involved here?

About Springwood Sanctuary:

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It’s our passion to enable people and animals to live in greater harmony by enabling people to connect, trust, heal and love unconditionally.

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.

We offer a safe, peaceful, forever home (we do not rehome) to a herd of horses, ponies and donkeys (as well as a small group of guinea-pigs) enabling them to live a peaceful life, living naturally in a mixed herd with enrichment, understanding and free choice.  As most of the members of the herd arrived with severe physical and emotional difficulties having been rescued from previous abuse and trauma, first we enable them to release this and enjoy a healed state by using our unique way of being. We aspire to set up a model for change which can be replicated by others around the world.

We share this profoundly effective way of being through apprenticeships, workshops and retreats at our lovely sanctuary in West Sussex and also offer consultations to people and animals in your own homes.

Springwood Sanctuary is a privately funded, non-profit organisation. All donations are gratefully received and enable us to offer healing and teach Mindfulness to people not able to pay for treatments due to their ill health at present and also to continue our animal rehabilitation work and the upkeep of the beautiful herd of rescued horses here at Springwood Sanctuary.

By suppporting Rodney the donkey and his friends at Springwood you can be sure every single penny of your generous donation 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 (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 RODNEY THE DONKEY AND THE HERD AT SPRINGWOOD:  

By sponsoring Rodney the donkey and his friends at Springwood 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 pair of cheeky donkeys, magnificent thoroughbreds, hairy native ponies, ex-polo and ex-racehorses consume a huge amount of hay year round – which is one of our biggest expenses.  Your sponsorship of £10 / month enables you to be involved in the herd’s life here at this beautiful sanctuary.  

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For £10/m your sponsorship will include:

A photo and history of your chosen horse, pony or donkey – their journey so far before coming to the sanctuary and all about how they’ve developed 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.

Invitation to purchase “Friends of Rodney the Donkey” and “Friends of Springwood Mindfulness Sanctuary” exclusive merchandise.

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 photo and history of your chosen guinea-pig – their journey so far before coming to the sanctuary and all about how they’ve developed 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.

Invitation to purchase “Friends of Rodney the Donkey” and “Friends of Springwood Mindfulness Sanctuary” exclusive merchandise.

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. 

  •  SPONSORING 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 sponsor 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 sponsorship 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.

Invitation to purchase “Friends of Rodney the Donkey” and “Friends of Springwood Mindfulness Sanctuary” exclusive merchandise.

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 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.

  • 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 just won the lottery/ inherited a nest egg and are looking for something amazing to do with £2million 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 forever and 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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