Clevedon couple raises £1,000 to help animal sanctuary stay afloat

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 December 2018

Milo, who has been at the sanctuary for eight months. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Milo, who has been at the sanctuary for eight months. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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A Clevedon couple has raised more than £1,000 for a Barrow Gurney animal sanctuary.

Shelia and Robert Magson held a coffee morning to raise money for Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, which has appealed for funds to help it stave off closure.

The charity, which is seeking to raise £300,000, is fighting to keep up with mounting costs of £650,000 per year.

The coffee morning took place at St Peter’s Church, in Clevedon, last Thursday.

There was a cake sale and charity raffle, with prizes donated by Vale Vets Portishead, The Pet Pantry Clevedon, Pets at Home Clevedon and Backwell Care Dentist. There was a minimum donation of £2.

Sarah Schranz, general manager at Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, thanked everyone who has come forward to support its work.

She said: “We have so many hungry mouths to feed and it is thanks to the kindness of people like Shelia and Robert that we are able to look after them and give them all the love and attention they need.”

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