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Meet at Charing Cross station at 9.15 - by the ticket office. Please bring £5 note and some pound coins for the fare - or drive down.  For a group of 4 or more there is a 50% discount fare.

Bring wellies, a change of trousers/top and a snack or potluck to share. Lifts to and from Paddock Wood Station are available.

These visits are always enjoyable: usually we help with outdoor maintenance and other mini projects around the sanctuary.  Its also  chance to meet like-minded people and interact with many rescued farmed animals (normally including feeding them).......we usually leave around 5pm but people can leave earlier if they want of course.


Thank you dear friends.


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  • Kasia

    It was very nice to meet everyone. Thank you for making this sunny Saturday so amazing :)

    3 · November 29, 2014

  • Cinzia D.

    We have 8 people coming by train arriving paddock wood 1020. Any drivers who can do pick ups at that time would be greatly appreciated :)

    1 · November 29, 2014

  • Nicolas C

    I will not be able to make it finally, being in a rush... Deep apologies ...

    1 · November 29, 2014

  • Kasia

    We'll join the train at London Bridge. [Ian]

    1 · November 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to cancel. I felt unwell all week and it's not getting better.

    1 · November 29, 2014

  • Ivan D.

    Going to have to leave tomorrow as up at 3 for stupid black Saturday and then need to take Ella to cheerleaders and wait with her so all looking a little rushed. Sincere apologies.

    1 · November 28, 2014

  • David

    Sorry to cancel this time but I am going on the march against live exports in Ramsgate on Saturday. Shame they clash....I'll miss seeing you guys:) I'd prefer to come to Friend but they really need numbers on that march, the protestors who turn up at all hours and all weathers at the sailings are having a tough time. Last night on BBC Southeast the main story was about this, the police have been judged by an independent body (IPCC) to have treated protestors wrongly and unfairly and said that the Chief Constable would face misconduct charges if he were still in post....he's retired. This is a rare victory for our side...I've never heard of any such report before coming down in favour of animal rights activists.....and it's a tribute to the courage and determination of the (peaceful) activists from KAALE, Kent Action Against Live Exports.

    2 · November 28, 2014

  • Trudi H.

    Unfortunately I'm not going to make it tomorrow now as I need to prioritise my study. See you all again soon :)

    1 · November 28, 2014

  • Suzana

    Hi to all, cannot wait to come along to the animal sanctuary this Sat! I am a big animal lover and (nearly) a vegan and feel increasingly more I should do something for animals. Think this should be the right start! :)

    1 · November 27, 2014

  • Maja

    Hi David, I have a most horrendous cold. I still hope to get rid of it in time to be there on Saturday. Shall I take myself off the list or can I confirm tomorrow?

    1 · November 27, 2014

  • Thandi M.

    hi there, I was looking forward to heading to the sanctuary this Saturday however feeling terribly under the weather. When is the next volunteer day please? I'd hate to miss this. Thanks

    1 · November 26, 2014

    • David

      Hi Thandi,
      Sorry to hear you're not well......hope you feel better soon. These visits are normally on the last Saturday of the month, which I think in December is the 27th.
      I'm thinking we may discuss changing this in view of possible reduced train service on that day but any change would be announced well in advance.

      November 27, 2014

    • David

      Apologies, there's a visit to Friend on Sat Dec'll see it under Upcoming Meetups.....that's the penalty of anyone being able to schedule a meetup without referring to the organisers first.....very helpful! But that has advantages too. The visit on the 27th December is still on the schedule at present.

      November 27, 2014

  • Anne-laure

    Sorry need to cancel, unfortunately I have too much work at the moment

    November 26, 2014

    • David

      Shame you can't make it this time Anne-laure, but thanks for letting us know anyway! Hope to see you another time.

      November 27, 2014

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