Thursday, 30 December 2021

Pigs in shit.

There are a lot of charities, it's difficult to choose which to support. I think we all have our favourites. I dropped on Goodheart a few years ago after reading about a sheep farmer who couldn't bare to take his animals to slaughter, so instead he found a home for them at a sanctuary near Kidderminster in the West Midlands. He delivered his sheep there himself. From that moment he stopped animal farming and went over to growing crops. 
Here is a little video about what they do. 
I send them donations in the post with a cheque every so often, when I have some cash to spare. I won't sign up for direct debit. I can look back at the cheque stubs to see when I last donated to spread it out over the whole year. I alternate donations with Bransby Horses at Saxilby near Lincoln. 
Today marks 3 years since Apricot and Amber arrived with us Pig face They were previously used as breeding sows. Although Apricot was never able to have babies, she kept her best friend Amber company until they came to retire happily at Goodheart
Goodheart post updates on the twiiiteratta. I love this picture. The look of bliss on their faces. Happy as pigs in shit. 
Now tell us about your favourite charities. Do you fundraise, or do you send a personal donation? Who do you donate to? 
A quick reminder, don't forget it's check in time for the International Walking Group on Saturday the 1st of January. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip.  ilona

20 comments:

  1. That saying is wrong as pigs never lay in their own shit! They are very clean animals and always use the same corner to poo in.They like rolling in mud. A happy pig has a curly tail.

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    1. You take things too seriously. It's just a fun saying which could be applied to any creature, or human, who finds themselves in a whole lot of mess, regardless of whether there is any shit in it or not.

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    2. Well, I know that! Just think it maligns pigs!

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    3. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ The point of Ilona’s personal blog post was to bring awareness to animals that need help. And donating to the causes that help care for them while they live out their lives in as much comfort as possible. The only malign feeling I felt was from your comment. This is a happy space. We support each other and try to bring positive thoughts as we comment. Best regards.

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  2. I support two charities in the Middle East where animal care is non-existent because of the poverty of its people. One is the Brooke, which began in the early 30s initially to help British horses which had been left behind after WW1. The other is oddly called Prince Fluffy Kareem, after its initial rescue horse and they too treat (and often adopt) horses and donkeys (and they used to take in abandoned puppies and kittens too, not sure if that's still the case) which are brought for treatment, but many cannot possibly continue working due to health problems. Seeing their photos is heartbreaking. The "cart-horses" (low-grade Arab types) there begin their working life as foals . . .

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  3. I support East Midlands Labrador Rescue we've had 2 labs from them over the years and I sell raffle tickets at Christmas, however I assume due to the pandemic, I wasnt sent any tickets for 2020 and 2021. I also attend fundraiser events for our local Cats Protection.

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  4. I sell bits on Ebay, and donate 100% to Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide. (Or to Alzheimer's Society if it's something my mother-in-law has donated.) Ebay charge only 30p commission for handling a 100%-to-charity sale. Just make sure you charge enough p&p to cover the cost of posting (check Royal Mail's website re dimensions / weight). I add an additional 30p to the p&p to cover Ebay's fee, so I'm not actually out-of-pocket. Raised several hundred pounds last year, clearing out, selling the odd thing I bought very cheaply at car boots or picked up from Freecycle.

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  5. I support to the people/group in the village when activities are going on my buying raffle tickets etc. and The British Legion I then know were my money goes to. I also support Project Linus by making blankets, I also put food into the food bank at the Church.
    Hazel 🌈

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  6. I donate to Cancer Research, Parkinson's Foundation, Red Cross and the quilting guild I belong to make quilts for The Woman's Shelter, which protects women and children who have had to leave a abusive relationship with few possessions and we donate quilts to the Chemo Unit patients at a local hospital. We as a couple donate to the Food Bank in the city we live in.

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  7. I usually support Pudsey bear charity by text and other charity disaster appeals on TV. Every year I also pick one for regular donations. Previous ones have been Guide Dogs for the blind and PDSA. I will decide which one to support next month for 2022.

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  8. I supported a fair few charities over many years, until I found out in recent times what the salaries were of the CEOs, etc. I cancelled all the Direct Debits, apart from The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth and Hillside Animal Sanctuary.

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    1. John Nettles is an ambassador for Devon donkeys

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    2. I'm skeptical if charities get the whole amount like children in need I hear stories they don't , love the 🐖🐖 piggys

      Cheers Levi x

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    3. Apparently, the charities only have to give a very small percentage to the people that the money was intended for. The rest is allowed to go on 'running and admin costs', also known as huge salaries, large expense accounts, gold plated pensions and 'fact finding missions' to exotic locations, etc.

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  9. I support Annemiek's Consuminderhuis here in the Netherlands and my empty bottle's refunds go to the Food Bank in the city I live in.
    Further donations are given to my (grand)children if needed.... not wanted!
    Love and blessings and not to forget: May you have a blessed, happy and healthy 2022!
    My goal for the new year is to walk with you again, in more than one way :>)
    Jeanneke.

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  10. When I can afford it I always help horses who are rescued from slaughter.

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  11. For me - Womens Aid, Free Tibet, RNLI. I knit for charity appeals too - Nepal, seamen, animal homes, wee nests for fledgling rescues.

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  12. I absolutely LOVE the title of the post!!! Hilarious 😆 And those precious girls look so happy! ♥️♥️

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  13. I support a few charities by direct debit (Emmaus, Cancer Research) but much prefer to send money to various charities when I've got it to spare. I like to support small charities - they don't get much of a look-in with all the mega-charities and (I hope) don't spend the money on fripperies.

    Amanda, Sussex

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