Anne McIntyre recently wrote to us about her mother, Stella Blainey, who was a very gentle caring person, who always looked for the good in others. She loved animals and supported a dog charity and a cat charity, as well as the donkeys. Anne and Stella came to Donkey Week in years gone by and enjoyed meeting the donkeys and staff first hand.
Field of Dreams Funds
Field of Dreams Funds are a special way to honour a loved one's memory and come to terms with their loss by keeping their spirit alive. They allow you to do something positive in the name of the person you have lost.
If you would like to know more, please read our frequently asked questions. Alternatively, if you would like to receive more information on how these funds work, please contact us and we will be glad to answer any further questions or concerns you may have.
Barbara and Terry Williams from Upmister in Essex recently received their Field of Dreams newsletter which brought back memories of Tom, their beloved cat who sadly passed away.
We were very touched to receive these thoughts from Christina Coakley evoking beautiful images of Ireland. Her husband, Patrick, originally came from Co. Cork and returned to his native Ireland later in life. Sadly he passed away after only two years in his homeland. His widow, Christina, tells us:
Dealing with bereavement is obviously a very sensitive issue and we are always mindful of this when corresponding with our supporters. We did, however, have a chuckle when Susan Addison sent us her special memories of her late mother Kathleen Hardy:
Rebecca has been a supporter of the Sanctuary for many years. When her mother, Valerie, passed away Rebecca embraced the spirit of Field of Dreams Funds wholeheartedly. There seems to be no end to her ingenuity in raising funds in memory of her late mother.