Saturday, 12 January 2019

Volunteer 'Thank You Sundowner' 2018

By Chris R.

On Saturday 29th December, our amazing volunteers gathered in the paddock to celebrate a year of hard work for the animals.  It was a beautiful cool evening, a perfect time for our busy volunteers to finally relax, chat and enjoy some delicious cruelty free fare.  


After refreshments, including some incredible desserts, we spent time cuddling and playing with the resident sheep, goats and alpacas. The volunteers never tire of enjoying our animal friends!

A huge thank you to all our helpers. From cleaning cages, washing laundry, and coordinating fundraising stalls to collecting animals and medications, our volunteers do so much and are critical to keeping the Sanctuary running – they are simply the best!

Christmas at PVAS - Card Crafting in the Valley

By Chris R.

Each year we like to personalise our Christmas wishes to friends, family, our vets and other Valley helpers with cards featuring our rescued residents. This year’s cards included a range of our animal friends - Annie and Pearl Lambs, Nibbles and Gertie Goats and Mr Pickles Duck.

We have been gifted with, and also collected, a lovely range of animal themed ornaments for the PVAS Christmas tree:

We are grateful for the support shown to us throughout the year and hope all of our supporters had a safe and peaceful Christmas.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Carols in the Valley 2018 – A Festive Sanctuary Fundraiser

By Chris R.

On Saturday the 8th of December we held our inaugural ‘Carols in the Valley’ event.  A festive fundraiser for all ages, ‘Carols in the Valley’ was an evening of Christmas fun, raising money for animal food over the summer months.

Held in the paddock lands, our event guests enjoyed a picnic at dusk, patting Spud the donkey, purchasing a cruelty free sausage sizzle and ice cream and gathering treats from the Sanctuary bake sale. Gingerbread sheep were a definite favourite, as were the freshly baked cupcakes and chocolate crackles. A huge hamper was raffled and guests could purchase gifts at the merchandise stall, with all funds helping our rescued animal friends.

Our volunteer carollers took to the stage at sundown and together with the support of the singing crowd, festive tunes filled the Valley of Hope. The Litchfield family did an incredible job providing the sound system and Christmas lighting for the night, setting a beautiful scene for all to enjoy.  Even the sheep, goats and cows stopped to watch the performance. They were curious and excited by the lights and music nearby, joining in with baas and moos – not always on cue.

Thank you to all who attended, volunteered and donated to an incredibly fun night for the animals – we are hoping you all had a very merry and safe Christmas!