Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s Annual Christmas Blessing Set for 3rd Dec


Ferne Animal Sanctuary’s annual Animal Christmas Blessing and festive service is taking place in the barn at their premises in Wambrook, near Chard, Somerset on Wednesday 3rd December at 6.30pm.

It is set to be an enchanting evening with the talented children from CLOKS (Chard Local Kids Society for Music and Drama) singing carols on the night and the Reverend Geoffrey Walsh of Membury Parish Church in attendance to take the service and is encouraging everyone ‘to attend this delightful evening.’

Mulled wine and mince pies will be available on the night, as well as a raffle, for which prizes can still be donated.


Ferne Animal Sanctuary, which is home to over 300 domestic animals, farm animals and birds, launched their “New Digs for Dogs” £1m project for 2014/15 in March 2014 to build a new enhanced kennel block, improved grooming and veterinary care room, information hub, social unit, offices, reception and purpose built rehoming centre at their site in Somerset.

The Sanctuary was originally set up in 1939 by the late Nina, Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon, to look  after the pets of servicemen and women who were going away to fight for their country.

Tickets for this popular event are now on sale at £3 for adults; children under 16 are free. Due to limited capacity in the barn, tickets should be purchased in advance from either the Sanctuary on 01460 65214 or their Chard Charity Shop in Fore Street on 01460 261000.

Fundraising packs for the appeal, details of how to donate and more information about all their events can be obtained by calling 01460 65214 or by visiting




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