Weʼre raising £5,000 to buy *Mudcontrol* hardstanding for the horses and donkeys at Springwood Sanctuary!

This beautiful footage was filmed by Callum Johnston at Springwood Sanctuary.

Springwood Mindfulness Sanctuary is a privately funded, non-profit horse sanctuary, near Petworth in West Sussex. It is here that a beautiful, free-roaming herd of rescued and rehabilitated horses and donkeys enjoy a natural and truly peaceful existence. 

We're fundraising so that the herd have safe hardstanding for the winter months for years to come.  This revolutionary product is environmentally friendly and exactly what the herd need to enable them to thrive.

Your generosity and support to enable this purchase is so greatly appreciated, especially at this very difficult time. This hardstanding is so needed to ensure we can care for the herd throughout every winter to come.

*Mudcontrol* hardstanding is extremely versatile and ticks every box for us. This is why we love it:

* IT WORKS!!!  - It's extremely efficient at turning even the worst mud conditions into brilliantly safe hardstanding.

* The horses and donkeys love it - they choose to stand / walk on it and it keeps their hooves and legs healthy.

* It's made from 100% domestic recycled waste. What a fabulous 'win-win'!

* It's moveable - so if we want it somewhere else we just pick it up and relocate it.  

* It protects the ground and grass even grows through it! Instead of digging down and installing hardcore, concrete, tarmac etc which damages the earth structure, this brilliant product actually protects the land.

*The securely interlocking slabs allow the natural drainage of the surface, and prevent the ground underneath from being churned up or compacted due to heavy use.

* It has a 20 year guarantee, but its life expectancy is even longer than that. And when it's no longer needed it can be recycled again.

Honestly, I couldn't think of a better product for environmental and animal friendly efficiency. I'm not trying to sell you them, but just want you to know I've thoroughly researched every aspect of these and can assure you that your hard earned money will be very well spent. 

Given all these incredible attributes and environmental footprint, it is priced at a very reasonable £27.60 per square metre. However, we are incredibly grateful to Mudcontrol for their special offer and to the generosity of a lovely supporter, who have offered to donate £7.60 for every £20 fundraised. 

This is a phenomenal gift as we are hoping to be able to purchase another 250 square metres! We therefore are hoping to fundraise £5,000 for this additional purchase. Four slabs make up a square metre so we need to raise £5 per slab.  That's the equivalent to a coffee and a slab of cake ... and will be much more beneficial for the herd as well as your waistline! :) 

 

"Each wonderful slab is £5 - the equivalent of a coffee and a slab of cake! "

 

As you will see from the grid below, we have already tried and tested 125 square metres of these brilliant slabs which we bought with last years' fundraising. We have also bought open fronted shelters with this previous fundraising prior to our big move last year. Thank you to every person who contributed to this fundraising and life long purchases.

With this years' additional 250 square metres we will have a good area for the herd to safely be out of the worst of the mud during extreme weather. The last winter showed us that we desperately needed three times the amount!  The herd and I are very hopeful we wont ever have to go through the very difficult conditions we endured last winter. Your support and generosity is so incredibly appreciated. Thank you for every single slab you are able to donate. 

Every week we will update the grid below to show the amount of slabs donated and who has donated them! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springwood Mindfulness Sanctuary

near Petworth, West Sussex

United Kingdom

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