Somerset Charity Appeal Nears £500,000 Goal

Ferne Animal Sanctury Charity Appeal

Ferne Animal Sanctuary has nearly reached their goal to raise £500,000 towards the “New Digs for Dogs” £1m project for 2014/15 kicked off in March this year, to build a new enhanced kennel block, improved grooming and veterinary care room, information hub, social unit, offices, reception and purpose built rehoming centre at their site at Wambrook, near Chard in Somerset.

An incredible £457,311.97 has been raised so far, with the final push now underway.

Patricia Gardner-Harper, Acting Director at Ferne Animal Sanctuary said: “It’s hard to believe that through the generosity of so many people, we are already at the final hurdle.

“We are so close now, but still need to raise £42,688.03. It would absolutely fantastic if we could achieve this figure by Christmas.

“Everyone at Ferne knew we had a lot of supporters – but none of us can believe that so much money has been raised in such a short time, it’s staggering!

“The new building is slowly becoming operational. The team at Acheson Construction have done a great job and are holding our hands while the staff and animals settle in.

“The official Grand Opening will be announced in the New Year, when we hope as many supporters as possible will come along to view this incredibly modern facility and  join us in celebrating such a great achievement.

“I can’t really find the words to say a big enough ‘thank-you’ to everyone who has contributed in so many different ways. Please continue to help us and the animals – we’re nearly there!”

Fundraising packs for the appeal, details of how to donate and more information about all their events can be obtained by calling 01460 65214 or by visiting