Spending a day recently at Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Wambrook, near Chard mucking out the goats wasn’t as easy as the team from Estadia in Taunton thought. Having chosen Ferne Animal Sanctuary as their Charity of the Year, Estadia decided one way to help was to combine volunteering with a team-building day.
They were tasked with clearing out the goat sheds – and suffered the blisters to prove it.
Jenny Wheadon, Head of External Funding said: “We were delighted to welcome five members of Estadia’s staff to Ferne Animal Sanctuary recently to see how we work.
“They spent several hours clearing the goat house – and I imagine they would probably have been nursing some aching muscles the day after! Their support for the Sanctuary is greatly appreciated and we hope they enjoyed swapping their phones for pitchforks, even if only for a day.”
The goats were moved back into their sheds later on in the week and were very happy with their fresh new home.
Estadia’s Managing Director, Richard Palmer said “We are delighted to be involved with this high profile, local charity. All the team at Estadia are passionate about the protection of domestic animals and as such, we look forward to actively supporting them throughout the coming year”.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary launched their “New Digs for Dogs” £1m project for 2014/15 in March 2014 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 in Somerset.