Manor Farm Charitable Trust is a newly established charity based in the historic village of Bilsthorpe in north Nottinghamshire.
We provide lifelong sanctuary for livestock in need, particularly elderly, disabled farm animals and those with special behavioural needs. We often take difficult to rehome animals from other rescue charities and offer them loving care and rehabilitation.
The sanctuary was privately established in 2011 and gained registered charity status in July 2017.
60 Second Docs - Life On A Special Needs Animal Farm
Daily Mail - Dolly the goat has her own male nanny
Northern Pictures Kids - News of the Wild (Australia)
(Use password AnimalStories)
BBC Three - Amazing Humans: Special Needs Farm
BBC One - Sunday Morning Live
ITV This Morning - Life on the farm for animals with special needs
Notts TV - Ey Up Notts, feature at 3:51
We currently have around 170 animals in our care, including sheep, goats, donkeys, ponies, pigs, hens, ducks and geese.
But meanwhile please get all the latest animal stories on our Facebook page
We also hold fundraising and awareness-building Open Days, and host special interest groups or individual visitors throughout the rest of the year, by appointment.
If you’d like to organise a visit here to meet the animals and learn about our work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All donations go directly to pay for feed, bedding, medication, veterinary care and the employment of our dedicated and experienced animal handling team: our ‘Animal Angels’. Our paid staff are supported by enthusiastic volunteers who help us get important extra jobs done to maintain our very high standards of welfare.
Our beautiful Christmas cards feature charming photos of our rescued and rehomed animals here at Manor Farm Charitable Trust. Big thanks to artist Emma Ball for supporting us with the design and production of these cards, featuring two of our big sheep characters here at the charity - Boots the lively Jacob/DorsetX ewe and Chaos the gorgeous and funny Herdwick wether.
Even small amounts can make a big difference to us. Just £1 can buy our hens some lovely veggie treats!
Or if you prefer to donate by bank transfer:
Account Name: Manor Farm Charitable Trust
Sort Code: 60-14-03
Account No: 61026018