Fund Raising Events and Activities


Hand Made Bags, Placemats, Hand Towels & Tablet Covers

Some of the beautiful bags, place mats and tablet covers made and donated by talented crafter, Edna Fairclough.


All these (and more) will be available to buy at our Christmas Bazaar on Sunday 18th November in the Bexhill Youth and Community Centre in Station Road. 

Barby Keel Indoor Table Sale

On Saturday 8th September Barby Keel held an indoor table sale at Christchurch, St Leonards. We made an astonishing £1,320.05.

Barby says a huge thank you to all the volunteers and everyone who came to support the sanctuary.

Samuel Bradnum Fun Run

Samuel ran the Hastings fun run to raise money for Barry Keel Animal Sanctuary and Active Arts. He raised £171 for each of the charities.

Here are the photos of Samuel Bradnum giving his fundraising cheque to Barby and Alan on Sunday.



From Pier to Pier

On Saturday 2nd June the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary Manager, Dan, with the help of his four legged friends will be doing a sponsored walk from Eastbourne Pier to Hastings Pier. It's a joint fundraiser with HSAM Help the Street Animals of Morocco (go to their website for details of their excellent work). The walk is approximately 16 miles and will take over five hours to complete. We have a sponsorship form in our shop in Bexhill or you can donate online by visiting our event page, just click HERE! All donations taken at the shop and online will go directly to the sanctuary. Thank you

Sidley Baptist Church Coffee Mornings

Every Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00

All proceeds raised from the April, May and June Coffee Mornings will be donated to the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary.

Barby Keel Dog Walk Fund-Raiser

Barby Keel would like to thank everyone who organised and came to the Dog Walk along Bexhill Promenade this morning.

She and the motley crew are all extremely grateful for the massive local support of our animal sanctuary.

This event raised £200.05 - an absolutely brilliant result.

The Dog Walking Company Ltd 

Barby Keel would like to say a huge thank you to Liz Cole & Liz Kennard of the Dog Walking Company Ltd in Eastbourne, who have raised £95.50 for the Sanctuary.

They asked all their customers to donate a minimum of £2 (many gave more so a huge thank you to them as well) with a chance of winning a free dog walk in January.

The Giving Machine

Register for free with The Giving Machine and raise funds for the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary every time you shop online at no extra cost to you.

The Barby Keel Christmas Bazaar raised a total of £3,578.64

A massive thank you to everyone who came and supported our event on Sunday especially the members of the 1066 Chapter Harley-Davidson Owners' Group who came to hand deliver a cheque for £500 which they raised in memory of Roy 'Bunny' Warren.

Barby (who is nearly 83) managed to get up on one of the bikes and would love to have photos of her sitting on it (but not of her falling off it!) lol. You guys really made her day :-)

Barby would like to thank everyone for making this the best Christmas Bazaar ever - especially the volunteers who helped to set everything up, man the stalls, serve the cakes, make the drinks and clear up afterwards.



Huge thanks to Sheila and Angela and their helpers who organised a fundraising event in Punnetts Town, Heathfield yesterday (28th October).

Their event raised a total of £391.75 - a really fantastic result which is hugely appreciated by Barby Keel, her motley crew and all the animals.

We would also like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations of prizes for their raffle:

Bexhill farm kitchen,

The llama park,



Rushlake Green stores,

Ashbourne Farm,

and local artist Christine Hayes. 


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