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This project will only be funded if at least £2,000 is pledged by 16th June 2021 at 12:00pm

To allow the rescue to be opened up to visitors welcoming people from the local community and allowing them to spend time with the sheep.

by Julia Wilmshurst in Ash, England, United Kingdom

** UPDATE 26/02/2021: Thank you so much for your donations to our project.  Here's a photo of the 2 little babies in our care at the moment, Mary on the left and Milo.  This was taken after their bedtime bottle. I'm sure you'll agree they are adorable. **

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Sheep Ahoy is run by a wonderful team of volunteers who greatly enjoy helping out and caring for the sheep at the charity. 1613303350_volunteers.jpg

Everyone who spends time with the sheep says how loving, intelligent, empathic the animals are and how the humans themselves come away feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Spending time with the sheep allows people to forget about their day-to-day problems and focus on caring for the sheep who all have individual characters.

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The local community enjoys visiting and interacting with the sheep. Many people walk to the main Sheep Ahoy field to feed the sheep with fruit and vegetables and fuss the sheep.

The sheep are very well known to the local community and the nearby care home will bring residents down to the field in their wheelchairs to allow them to see the sheep.  Residents of the care home enjoy a chat with the sheep and fussing them too.

The charity would like to open up the rescue for more people to access on a regular basis instead of just being able to do so at specific events. That way more people can enjoy 'Sheep Time'.

Your support will benefit our community by allowing Sheep Ahoy Animal Rescue to develop its facilities to allow people to visit and learn about the welfare needs of sheep and goats.

At the current time, we do not have any facilities to allow the charity to open on a regular basis to both the general public and local community groups.  To allow these visits to happen we need to purchase a portable cabin where we can install hygiene facilities, i.e. a toilet and a sink for hand washing.

This is Stage 1 of our project, Stage 2 will be to develop this facility further and create an education area with the cabin for both children and adults alike.

We also require a safe, dry area for the storage of medical supplies as these cannot currently be kept on site due to damp issues in our existing sheds.

People suffering from anxiety, depression, or loneliness will be able to come along and forget all their problems among the sheep and any lambs that the charity has taken in.

Can you help us raise money to buy the portable building to allow us to start this project off? 

Why not subscribe to our Sheep Ahoy TV channel on YouTube .... take a look at this recent fun BBC Radio Kent interview which has been put to Sheep Ahoy images.

Thank you for your time.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 + Donation

For any donation of £5 and above your name will be added to the list of people who have made this project possible and displayed on the wall of the portable cabin.

£10 or more

£10 + Reward

For any donation of £10 and above you will receive a donation certificate with a unique Sheep Ahoy photo PLUS your name will be added to the list of people who have made this project possible and displayed on the wall of the portable cabin.

£25 or more

£25 + Reward

For any donation of £25 and above you will receive a Sheep Ahoy mug PLUS a donation certificate with a unique Sheep Ahoy photo PLUS your name will be added to the list of people who have made this project possible and displayed on the wall of the portable cabin.

£50 or more

£50 + Reward

For any donation of £50 and above you will receive a Sponsorship Pack for Oli PLUS a Sheep Ahoy mug PLUS a donation certificate with a unique Sheep Ahoy photo PLUS your name will be added to the list of people who have made this project possible and displayed on the wall of the portable cabin.

£100 or more

£100 + Reward

For any donation of £100 and above you will receive a canvas print of Oli sheep PLUs a Sponsorship Pack for Oli PLUS a Sheep Ahoy mug PLUS a donation certificate with a unique Sheep Ahoy photo PLUS your name will be added to the list of people who have made this project possible and displayed on the wall of the portable cabin.


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