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


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.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the North Somerset Times