Children have behind-the-scenes tour of Raystede

Children have behind-the-scenes tour of Raystede

Raystede cheque from HurstPupils from Hurstpierpoint College Prep School recently presented a cheque to staff at Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare in Ringmer. 

Pupil representatives from Scott’s House presented the cheque for £1,185.56.  They raised the money during Scott’s House charity day before half term.  The children set up cake stalls and games to raise funds and also donated money to attend school in non-uniform. 

The children were given a behind-the-scenes tour at Raystede where they met some of the dogs, cats, horses and donkeys.  They learnt about the terrapins and tortoises which were hibernating and found out how the money they raised will be spent at the Centre. 

Raystede has been running for 60 years and is a charity set up to rescue, rehome and provide sanctuary for over 1,500 animals each year.  The charity relies entirely on voluntary donations.  It is free to visit the centre which has lakes, a safe haven for chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese and lifelong homes for goats, horses, ponies and donkeys. 

Photo Hurst pupils present cheque to Raystede


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