A foreword by our patron
Ann with her two adopted goats Nadia and Natalie
I would like to introduce you to one of the charities that I like to support. Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats at Boughton Monchelsea in Kent was established in 1989 by Bob and Valerie Hitch when they took just two goats into care that needed a good home. Shortly after, the RSPCA contacted them to care for another that was found abandoned in a field.
Because there was not a centre for goats suffering from cruelty, neglect and abandonment it was not long before goats started to arrive in large numbers. So much so, in 2003 charitable status was sought. Buttercups is to date, the only registered goat charity in the whole of the UK that takes into care goats needing help, providing shelter and welfare after cruelty and suffering. The numbers at the Sanctuary are always well over one hundred, many are old, have past injuries, or are not suitable for re-homing.
Finding the funding for future expansion, improvements and after care is always a constant source of concern.
I therefore invite you to join me in supporting Buttercups by considering becoming a Corporate Member of the charity, with the minimum donation being £100 per annum. In recognition of your support you will receive a framed certificate which we hope you may wish to display for the benefit of the public or at your place of work for members of your staff to see, along with a link to your service being provided on the Buttercups Website.
Please join me now in helping Buttercups in all their future endeavours.
The Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe
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