The UK Government have applied an Avian Influenza Protection Zone across the UK. This means that we must close our Aviaries to the public until the restrictions are lifted.
We do NOT have this virus at Raystede but we are required to put in place a range of measures to protect our birds. We are still open and welcome visitors to the rest of the site – please book your ticket.
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Remember a loved one

Remembering a loved one by donating in their memory is a wonderful way to celebrate both a life and a love of animals.

Thank you for considering a special gift to Raystede, to honour the memory of your loved one.

We are so grateful to you for thinking of helping our animals at this difficult time.

A Raystede donation in memory is the perfect way to celebrate both a life and a love of animals, and it truly makes a difference. Every gift helps to support our vital work of rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming or providing sanctuary to over 1,700 animals each year.

How you can give in memory

You can also visit our Celebration Memory Wall and post a photo or memory of your loved one.

Brian's Story

When Brian sadly passed away unexpectedly, his friends and family wanted to celebrate his life and love of animals.

Brian loved animals, big and small – from his dogs, aviary of Zebra finches and canaries, fish in his pond and his tortoise, to the wild birds and animals in his garden. He also loved Raystede and, as well as as sponsoring our donkeys and kennels, he would visit whenever he could with his wife, Anne.

“When we had spoken about donations to charities if something happened to one of us Brian always wanted Raystede to receive. I am so pleased money donated in his memory will be of great use. That would make him very proud and so pleased he has helped in some way.'' Anne, Brian’s wife.

To honour Brian and his love of animals, his friends and family donated to Raystede in his memory and raised an incredible £560. This will make such a difference to us and could cover the cost of rehoming one dog – Brian’s favourite animal. These donations are such a wonderful tribute to Brian’s life and a touching way to support the work we do.

Bereavement support

We understand that everyone experiences bereavement differently and our fundraising team are here to support you. If you feel you need additional support please use the free Grief Chat service at the bottom right hand-side of this page.

The service is open 9am-9pm, Monday-Friday and is run by professional bereavement councillors.

We are here to help...

If you would like to donate in memory over the phone, please call the Fundraising team on 01825 840747. You can also send in donations through the post to Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, The Broyle, Ringmer, East Sussex, BN8 5AJ.

Our Gifts in Wills and In Memory Fundraiser, Emily, is always on hand to support you with any questions you may have. If you need any support or would like to request funeral collection envelopes, please contact Emily at enickels@raystede.org or by telephone on 01825 840747.

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