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Supporting us

Our top priority is to ensure the horses and animals in our sanctuary live peaceful, fulfilling lives, surrounded by love and care. As part of our mission, we also strive to educate the public and younger generations on the remarkable history, legacy, and ongoing impact of horses in our world. Your support is crucial to our efforts, as we rely solely on the generosity of our supporters through fundraising and donations to continue providing for our residents. By contributing to our cause, you'll help ensure that these magnificent creatures can thrive in their forever home and continue their vital work.

Tall shire horses.

Donations are the lifeline of our sanctuary, without the generosity of people like you leaving a contribution we wouldn't have been able to help hundreds of horses and animals over the years.

Shire horses in stables.

By pledging a monthly donation you’re supporting the animals by ensuring we can afford the regular food bills, their repeat medicines, monthly checkups and all of the other bits and bobs.

Towards the end of last year we were sadly asked to vacate our horses' stables and move all of our animals and belongings, with very little notice. This was an area our charity had full use of since opening in 1989. We are asking for your support during this daunting move of our animals. 

We have set up a GoFundMe fundraising page to help support our sanctuary build new stables and enclosures for our animals.

You can read more the loss of our stables here.

Pedro, last pony in the stables
Walking a heavy horse.

Becoming a Northcote sponsor is one of the most effortless things you can do to help our resident animals.

Your sponsorship will help us provide our animals with a warm shelter, food, medical care and the love they need.

In return for your £20 minimum donation, we will send you gift pack including a photo of the animal you're currently helping. You'll also receive a welcome story, special sponsor certificate and invitations to meet them face to face at the sanctuary.

Our sponsorships would be ideal as gifts or as a treat for yourself. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

It costs around £300 per week to provide our resident animals with the essential foods and medicines they need.

We've put together an Amazon Wish List filled with some of our everyday needs.

Please consider purchasing an item and help us to continue providing the best possible home to our animals.

Dog with food bags.
Volunteer with Pigs and Animals at the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre

We are entirely ran by volunteers and have no paid members of staff. If you’re enthusiastic about animals you would be a welcome addition to our team!

Volunteering with birds of prey.
Volunteering with ferrets.

Supporting our sanctuary with EasyFundRaising couldn’t be easier! To get started, first, create a free account on the Easyfundraising website and select the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre as your preferred charity. Then, browse and shop from a wide range of retailers (such as eBay, Tesco and John Lewis) through the website, knowing that a portion of your purchase will go towards the Centre's efforts to care for our animals. Your contributions can help provide food, shelter, and medical care for these gentle giants, as well as support educational programs and events. Easyfundraising is a simple and effective way to contribute to a cause that you care about, and can make a real difference for organizations like the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre.

Volunteering with heavy horses.

If you're interested in supporting the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre through your will, it's important to take the necessary steps to ensure that your wishes are carried out. First, consult with a solicitor or other legal professional to draft a will that clearly outlines your intentions. Be sure to include specific instructions for how you would like your assets to be distributed, including any provisions for the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre. You may also want to consider setting up a trust or other legal mechanism to ensure that your contributions are used in a way that aligns with your values and goals. By including the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre in your will, you can make a lasting impact on our charities efforts to care for our animals, and help ensure that future generations can enjoy these magnificent creatures.

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