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Our Patron Monty Halls joins us for our official kennel launch


We are celebrating the official launch of our new kennels. Our previous kennels were extremely dilapidated, crumbling and more than 30 years old.

The new state-of-the-art kennels definitely have the seal of approval, and our rescuees are far cosier and more relaxed.

Holly Hedge now boasts a sensory garden and plenty of green space for the animals to explore, and the animals are enjoying the upgrade.

The three long-stay rooms with their own little fenced in area are a great success too, and the dogs in there seem far more content, enjoying their home comforts, especially their sofas and armchairs.

There are also six large gardens, incorporating a sensory garden so our dogs can enjoy recreational time away from the kennels as well as walks in the woods.

Our wonderful Patron, friend and BBC presenter Monty Halls – who once adopted a dog from Holly Hedge for his television show Great Escape – was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mr Halls said Holly Hedge is ‘an extraordinary place run by extraordinary people’.

He added: “Without Holly Hedge many other beautiful dogs and cats would have gone to an early grave.

“Holly Hedge never puts a healthy animal to sleep. Some animals stay with them for years before they find a permanent home.

“It’s the sanctuary that never gives up on a dog or cat. This independent charity receives no funding and depends on the generosity of its supporters.”

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You can now win up to £25,000 whilst supporting Holly Hedge in our new lottery!

Holly Hedge has joined the nation’s fundraising lottery scheme. It’s designed to give good causes large and small the chance to gain support and raise valuable funds through their own weekly lottery draw.

You can play for as little as £1 per week. 50p of every £1 you play is guaranteed to go straight to Holly Hedge. The remaining 50p will be used to provide prizes and cover administration costs.

For just £1 per week you will be allocated with a six digit Unity Lottery number, which will remain yours for as long as you wish to keep playing. You can purchase more than one number if you wish.

Every Saturday, the lucky winners are selected at random and prize cheques issued and posted directly to you, so there is no need for you to claim. You must be 16 or over to enter. Winners have to match 3, 4 5 or all 6 digits of the winning number in the correct place in the sequence.

  • For every £1 you play each week, you’ll receive a unique 6-digit lottery number.
  • Winning numbers are revealed each week. Match up your numbers to win up to £25,000!
  • 6 digits in the correct place wins £25,000
  • 5 digits in the correct place wins £1,000
  • 4 digits in the correct place wins £25
  • 3 digits in the correct place wins 5 entries into the next draw

Click here to register.

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Our Charity Shop Needs Your Donations

Our team of friendly staff and volunteers at our charity shop in Nailsea are on the hunt for good quality items to sell, from clothes and jewellery to puzzles and bric-a-brac.

If you are having a clear out or have unwanted gifts and items please do think about donating them to our shop. All the profits made go back to help the Sanctuary care for all the lovely cats and dogs.

Donations can be taken directly to our shop in Nailsea. Please see our contact us page on the website for directions and details of their opening times.