lifelong sanctuary for livestock in need

our 2023 calendar and our Christmas card set are now available

buy them here

about us

Manor Farm Charitable Trust is an 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.

In the news:

Check out all our current appeals and fundraisers

Current Manor Farm Charitable Trust appeals and fundraisers on enthuse

beliefs

  • We’re passionate about high standards of welfare for farm animals in the human food chain.
  • We believe that every animal deserves a good start, middle and end to their life, and should be treated with compassion and respect.
  • We know that animals are as individual as people, with complex needs and strong emotional connections to other animals and humans.
  • We believe that no animal should be exploited for their productivity, but the things that they provide naturally such as eggs and fleece should not be wasted, viewed instead as valuable gifts.

promises

  • We offer food, shelter, love and companionship to all the animals in our care for the length of their life here with us.
  • We don’t breed – there are enough unwanted animals in the world without us adding to the list.
  • We don’t send to slaughter – animals at the end of their life are humanely put to sleep by a qualified vet.
  • We don’t rehome – the animals that come to us are given a home for life. Unfortunately this means that we have restrictions on numbers, unless and until we’re able to expand our facilities.
  • We refer wildlife and domestic pets (cats, dogs, rabbits) to other specialist animal charities: Brinsley Animal Rescue, Cats Protection and Dogs Trust.

our animals

We currently have around 170 animals in our care, including sheep, goats, donkeys, ponies, pigs, hens, ducks and geese.

PROFILES COMING SOON

But meanwhile please get all the latest animal stories on our Facebook page.

Tweet, Tweet!

Massive thanks to everyone attending the inaugural Wonky Animals poetry reading on Thursday with @ShareClaw @BevisKathryn @taniahershman @ABarkerauthor @JaneBurn14 - we had such fun and you raised an amazing £500 for animals like Ginny the runner duck here at @manorfarm_trust ❤️ pic.twitter.com/iPlUTZL4Db

About 2 weeks ago from Manor Farm Charitable Trust's Twitter

Fundraising

We raise money to support our animal care via corporate sponsorship, public donations, egg sales from our Egg Club and yarn sales from our single sheep artisan yarn brand, Hooligan Yarns.

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 info@manorfarmcharitabletrust.org

Create your own fundraising page

You can set up your own fundraiser now for us too! It’s really easy to create your fundraiser online – just click on the button and follow the simple step by step guide.

Fundraise for Manor Farm Charitable Trust on enthuse

Whether it’s setting yourself a personal exercise challenge or running a cake bake or a craft stall, we’re so grateful if you can help us in this way. And we’ll share the details of your fundraiser too so even more people can take part!

our 2023 calendar

12 beautiful photos of our rescued and rehomed animals here at Manor Farm Charitable Trust. Our 2023 calendar has again been specially created for us by artist and supporter Emma Ball.

2023 Calendar - January
2023 Calendar - February
2023 Calendar - March
2023 Calendar - April
2023 Calendar - May
2023 Calendar - June
2023 Calendar - July
2023 Calendar - August
2023 Calendar - September
2023 Calendar - October
2023 Calendar - November
2023 Calendar - December

It features some of the big characters we have here at the charity, so if you’ve followed the stories of Dumpy, Cristal, Mary and Mayhem, 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.

our Christmas card set

Here are our latest Christmas cards featuring more of the great characters here at our animal sanctuary - Greta and Cristal the sheep and Buttons the miniature Shetland pony.

Greta and Cristal
Buttons
envelope and inner
card pack

The cards are printed on a lovely uncoated Conqueror textured material and supplied with Kraft brown envelopes in sets of 10, five each of the two designs. The stories of the animals are printed on the reverse of the cards.

Tied in gift bundles with yarn from our sheep, the cards are packed in a small cardboard box to keep them safe during shipping.

There are three shipping zones for our Christmas cards – the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Orders will be processed within 3 business days.

it's easy to donate…

Even small amounts can make a big difference to us. Just click on the button to make a donation!

Donate to Manor Farm Charitable Trust on enthuse

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.

Or if you prefer to donate by bank transfer:

Account Name: Manor Farm Charitable Trust
Sort Code: 60-14-03
Account No: 61026018

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.

we'd love to hear from you

info@manorfarmcharitabletrust.org