We are committed to helping raise awareness for a variety of causes that are close to our hearts and show our support in any way we can.
Alpacaly Ever After
Why We Chose Alpacaly Ever After
We wanted to directly contribute towards the overall health and happiness of these beautiful and majestic animals so that we could relieve some pressure off the social enterprise that is Alpacaly Ever After when it came to the food, shelter, veterinary care, farm and pasture upkeep, grooming and shearing, training, and the general every day needs of the alpacas and llamas. We also recognised that it wasn’t just the furry friends that seemed to benefit from their second chance at life, with their calm, curious nature, and humorous individual personalities making them wonderful animals to spend time with, working particularly well with children and vulnerable adults.
What Do They Do?
Their aim is to rescue and rehome unwanted alpacas and llamas from all over the UK and give them the gift of a forever home with the best quality of life possible and the utmost care. Whilst simultaneously bringing people in touch with the landscape and the natural world through hugely enjoyable and unique alpaca and llama experiences that are accessible to everyone in which the team are able to share their wide range of knowledge about this lovable species surrounded by the beauty of the Lake District.
How You Can Help?
There is multiple ways in which you can support this outstanding organization to carry on their efforts in caring for and growing what they call “The Wooly Army”
- Monthly subscriptions are available starting from as little as £5.00 a month.
- Donate an experience to a charity or third sector organisation such as giving a child the opportunity to meet or walk with one of their alpacas. Some of the groups they work with include Launchpad Veteran Support, Cumbria Headway, AWAZ, Cumbria Foster Care Services, Always Another Way, Amy’s Care, One in A Million, Barrow Blind Society and many more.
- Adopt your favourite alpaca or llama.
- Donate feed options range from a small bale of hay which will feed 5 alpacas and llamas for a day to a 20kg bag of camelid mix which will feed 20 alpacas and llamas for a day.
The Human Appeal Emergency Earthquake Fund
Why We Chose to work with The Human Appeal Emergency Earthquake Fund
On the 6th February an earthquake of a 7.8 magnitude struck southern and central Turkey and northern and western Syria. This was followed by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake and another measuring 5.4 magnitude. Their tremors were felt as far as Cyprus and Iraq. More than 900 aftershocks have occurred causing immense destruction to the affected areas.
Hitting 10 Turkish provinces and an area that is a significant hub for humanitarian operations in helping support Syrians across the border, home to thousands of refugees and aid organisations. Conditions are so bad in southern Turkey that many of these refugees are considering returning to Syria, hoping life will be better in their war-raved homeland.
In Syria, Aleppo, a city already devastated by a civil wars was one of the most heavily affected. More than 54,000 buildings, including hospitals and schools, have been destroyed or damaged. Sadly, as of the 1st March the death toll reached 51,800 and is still rising. Heartbreakingly, there are 18 MILLION people in the affected area, many of them in urgent need of shelter, food and medical aid.
Which is why we are supporting The Human Appeal who have worked tirelessly to provide emergency relief to those affected by the earthquakes.