Help Big V Sanctuary in France stay open during the lockdown!

Update posted by Kerri Stolerman On Oct 29, 2020

I'm Kerri, a volunteer at Big V. I have been here a week and am just getting into the flow of life at the Sanctuary, one where the neighbours abuse the family daily, throw rubbish into the gardens, try to let the animals out then call the police, register noise complaints, scream and swear at the children, turn off the water supply - the Sanctuary is hated here, because in the surrounding area, animals are thought of as nothing more than produce and profit, so here is where the Sanctuary is needed the most.

Our days start at 5am. On a normal day, without a volunteer, founder Miranda is up hours earlier and finishes in the evening, only to then homeschool the children, cook, clean, and wake up multiple times during the night to check the animals are safe. Last night there was an intruder, someone trying to let the cows out - this is not an uncommon occurence.

Due to the current lockdown, the Sanctuary needs to buy 2 months of food in advance, which costs ‎€5000. Any donation will be utilised to keep the beings here fed. Please do give whatever you can and help support the Sanctuary by sharing this page with your family, friends, colleagues - this region is no friend to animal rights so we must look further for allies. THANK YOU!

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Update posted by Kerri Stolerman On Sep 28, 2020

Hi everyone! This is going so well, let's try get the amount raised to 3000 euros, which is almost enough to cover food and hay at the sanctuary for a month!

The online fundraiser will end when I go to volunteer. If you want to continue to help the sanctuary stay open after that, click here to donate 1 pound/euro a month, which all add up and are extremely helpful to the sanctuary! https://www.teaming.net/bigvsanctuaryandhospice?la...

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Update posted by Kerri Stolerman On Sep 25, 2020

Only a few hours after sharing this fundraiser, the target has been raised - I’m gobsmacked! Thank you to everyone for your generosity! The fundraiser will continue to stay open until I go to volunteer. After that, I will share details of how to become a long term patron of the sanctuary.


Thank you to all

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I’m so happy to know I made a difference.

Angela Merrell

Update posted by Sep 25

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Fantaastic!

Hazel Crawford

Update posted by Sep 25

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Well done you.

Cathy B

Backed with €20.00 On Oct 28, 2020

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Bill HARDING

Backed with €40.00 On Oct 20, 2020

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Jeanie Gower

Backed with €30.00 On Oct 16, 2020

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Good for you. To the animals :)

Emma Serlin

Backed with €20.00 On Oct 13, 2020

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Keep up the good work

Anonymous

Backed with €50.00 On Oct 08, 2020

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I would love to volunteer when you are accepting volunteers again. I am a tired USA wildlife biologist living in Nantes. I do not have a car. I have bicycles. I can stay in a tent.

Anonymous

Backed with €50.00 On Oct 04, 2020

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Hope this helps with your wonderful work

karl Parker

Backed with €50.00 On Oct 03, 2020

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This is a wonderful cause - the animals so deserve to be helped! Thank you all.

Sandra Johnson

Backed with €120.00 On Sep 30, 2020

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