Local Animal Charity Celebrates with Upcoming 75th Anniversary Ball

Jenny Wheadon, Head of External Funding with two of the goats

It’s time to get your glad rags on and dress to impress as Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Wambrook, near Chard, Somerset prepare to celebrate the highlight of their year with a 75th Anniversary Ball on Saturday 19th September at Woodlands Castle, Ruishton in Taunton.

Nanette Wale, Chairman of Trustees at Ferne Animal Sanctuary said: “The Duchess of Hamilton, a great animal lover, started the Sanctuary in the dark days at the beginning of World War II in 1939. We’ve chosen to commemorate the work that she began – and that is still carrying on 75 years later – with an Anniversary Ball.”

The event promises to be one to remember, with surprises throughout the evening. In addition, a Grand Draw will be taking place with the first prize being a whopping £1,000 kindly donated by Acheson Construction.

Somerset Photographic will be in attendance with their portable photography studio taking professional portraits on the night as lasting memories of such a momentous occasion.

There will also be a table magician, a disco and dancing to AJ’s Caravan Band.

Tickets are £50 each which includes a three-course meal with wine; tables of 10 are discounted to £450.

“This is going to be a very special evening,” continued Mrs Wale. “Ferne have an enormous amount of supporters and it will be fabulous to spend the evening celebrating with as many of them as possible.”

Tickets for the Ball and Grand Draw are now on sale at the Sanctuary or by calling Ferne on 01460 65214www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org

Image: Jenny Wheadon, Head of External Funding in the goat pen. 

Photo: © Jackie Nicholls

About Ferne Animal Sanctuary:

Set in 51 acres of glorious Somerset countryside, Ferne Animal Sanctuary is home to over 300 domestic animals, farm animals and birds.

Founded in 1939 by the late Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon, Ferne Animal Sanctuary originally looked after the pets of servicemen and women who were going away to fight for their country.

Apart from rehomed dogs and cats, horses are fostered. All other creatures stay at Ferne for the rest of their lives.

No healthy animal is ever put down.

Ferne are registered as Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Near Chard, Somerset, TA20 3DH – Charitable Trust No: 245671

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