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Children's Short Story Challenge

03/06/2020 - 24/07/2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Ferne Animal Sanctuary

We are excited to launch our Short Story Challenge. We are inviting children aged between 5 and 13 to write a story of up to 500 words with an animal theme.

It could be about a pet or animal you know, an animal here at the Sanctuary, or something from your imagination!  There’s the opportunity to win some amazing prizes, including a private tour of the Sanctuary with exclusive behind the scenes access and so much more!

Please let your imaginations run wild and get creative to help support the animals in our care, we can’t wait to read your stories!  Perhaps you could share with your school to encourage others to join in?

To download a copy of the competition’s rules please click here and download the application form here

For each entry received, we ask for a suggested donation of £5 to help support the animals at Ferne. You can make your donation online through our website or by post to the Sanctuary (please ensure your payment is in the name of the adult submitting the application).

Please email all completed entries to frm@ferneanimalsanctuary.org.

Organise your own fundraising event in aid of Ferne

06/06/2020 - 31/12/2020
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Ferne Animal Sanctuary

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the Sanctuary’s income, at a time when our support is in even greater demand, that’s why we need the help of you, our fabulous supporters more than ever!

With our income down 90%, we are appealing to all our supporters to get involved and organise their own fundraising event (or activity) to help raise vital funds at this difficult time. To get you started, we’ve listed some ideas below, and if you’d like to discuss you own fundraising idea with us please get in contact at frm@ferneanimalsanctuary.org. We are here to support you to make it happen.

  • Fitness challenges of all shapes and sizes, such as a virtual bike ride or run

  • Online quizzes

  • A garden sale to get rid of all the things you’ve sorted during lockdown

  • Making and selling cards

  • A sponsored head-shave

  • Or even a car wash afternoon

Whatever you choose to do, please make sure you follow the guidelines on social distancing and look after yourselves.  Everyone at Ferne really appreciate your support and can’t wait to welcome you back when we’re open to visitors again!

For more information on how you can support Ferne, please contact the Fundraising Team at frm@ferneanimalsanctuary.org or by post to the Sanctuary.

Thank you!