AN ANIMAL sanctuary is launching a series of activities and adventures as it faces “a challenging fundraising year”.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is supporting a cluster of fun and adventure activities this spring in a bid to raise awareness and support for the work carried out to support its animals.

Chard & Ilminster News:

A spokesperson said: “Ferne Animal Sanctuary is facing a challenging fundraising year.

"Immediately feed and energy prices are still at an all-time high, at a time when the cost of caring for animals has increased significantly through the winter months.

“Meanwhile, the cost-of-living crisis in the human world continues to put pressure on local communities, and general household budgets, forcing many supporters of charities to lower their support out of necessity to keep household bills paid.

“In a bid to raise awareness and support for its work, the sanctuary is trying to engage with fun community focussed activities.”

Ferne Sanctuary events

Here is a list of events and activities through which the sanctuary is fundraising to look after its animals.

Minster Milers 10k Mash

• The key focus is on the community element of the event, bringing together the local community as well as local businesses to help raise funds for the Minster Milers and Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

• The event is open to local runners, and anyone with a business or personal fitness-related interest.

Anyone interested in supporting the event can find out more using this link:

Skydive or wing walk challenge

• Individuals can take on the incredible challenge of a skydive or wing walk thanks to our partnership with Skydive Buzz.

• Participants can take on the highest possible skydive without an oxygen supply or take upon the ultimate challenge of wing-walking, whilst fundraising for Ferne.

• This event is open to individuals or businesses and other local groups who may want to participate as a team

• Simply pay a £50 deposit (refundable upon completion, or included as part of your sponsorship) and raise a minimum of £395 for the skydive, or £599 for the wing walk and we’ll pay for your jump or walk!

• The event takes place at Dunkeswell near Honiton on Saturday 8th June 2024.

Anyone interested can book their place directly via this link:

The team will then be in touch to help them with their fundraising journey.

Inflatable 5k

You don’t need to be super fit to take part in this amazingly fun and unique event, which includes 32 inflatable challenges over a 5k distance, and promises to be the biggest and bounciest yet.

There is no minimum amount for sponsorship, and you will receive support from the fundraising team to help raise as much as you can for our animals.

The event is £29 per adult or £19 per child (aged 5 – 15 years). To sign up use this link

Where and when?

West Point Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ Saturday 27th April 2024.
Start times between 9am to 2.30pm

The event is £29 per adult or £19 per child (aged 5 – 15 years).
To sign up, please purchase your tickets and a member of the team will be in touch.