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.
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
Stumble the one-legged duck is having some intensive care in the house to try to banish a stump infection. He’s doing really well and tonight had cuddles in front of the TV in his towel to help him dry off. If we can get his infection banished, a prosthetic leg awaits, so 🤞🤞 pic.twitter.com/r8v7IQfF5n
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.
12 beautiful photos of our rescued and rehomed animals here at Manor Farm Charitable Trust. Our 2020 calendar has been specially created for us by artist and supporter Emma Ball. It features some of the big characters we have here at the charity, so if you’ve followed the stories of Larry the lamb, Simon the pig, Cristal and Chaos the sheep and their friends, and would like to support their care, please buy a copy!
Thanks to Emma’s generosity, all proceeds go directly to support our animals. The A4 sized calendar is printed on high quality card and will make a lovely gift.
There are three shipping zones for our calendars – the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Orders will be processed within 3 business days.
With big thanks again to Emma Ball for supporting us with the design and production of these beautiful Christmas 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.
Not only can you buy the yarn from these fabulous sheep via our Hooligan Yarns shop, thanks to Emma's generosity you can have a little bit of sheepy goodness in your life at Christmas with these cards, and also throughout 2020 with our new charity calendar!
There are three shipping zones for these Christmas cards – the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Orders will be processed within 3 business days.
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