Fund Raising Events and Activities


Coffee Morning, Cakes and Table Sale Fund Raiser

Saturday 2nd November 2019

10am - 3pm

Drumrunie, TN21 9HT


Barby Keel Summer Fete

(Sunday 11th August 2019)

Thank you to everyone who attended this event to support the sanctuary.  Barby is delighted to announce that, including donations, we made £15,000 - our best summer fete ever!

The Barby Keel Christmas Bazaar

(Sunday 18th November 2018)

Bexhill Youth & Community Centre

This event made an amazing £3,397.61

Barby would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who helped to set up and clear away, manned the stalls, made all the cakes, savoury snacks and refreshments for the tea-room, donated raffle prizes and items to sell and everyone who came along to support the Sanctuary.  We couldn't have done this without you all.

Quiz Night in The Club at The Waterfront

(Wednesday 31st October 2018)

Huge thanks to Chris for organising this event, which raised a fantastic £180 for the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary.

Barby said it was a really enjoyable evening and she was delighted that her team came 4th in the animal themed Quiz.

The Custom Cafe Charity Halloween Party

(Saturday 27th October 2018)

Huge thanks to Caroline Sweby for organising this event, which raised an awesome £280 for the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary.

"We showed her how we separate all our waste food in the kitchen...then we put that in bins out the back especially for her - which one of her volunteers now collects twice weekly! We also sell her purple poppies & within a week- we have sold nearly the whole box for her....& she makes them herself. What a special lady...& lucky animals!! A good deed done today" - Caroline Sweby


Coffee, Cakes & Gifts at Drumrunie
(Saturday, 27 October 2018)

This event raised an astonishing £639.12!

Huge thanks to Angie and Sheila who once again opened their home to sell gifts, books, delicious home-made cakes and drinks to raise funds for the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary.  Thanks to all their helpers and everyone who supported their fundraising event.  It was great to meet and chat to so many lovely people there.

We would also like to thank the following for their generous donations for Raffle Prizes. De La Warr Pavilion, Butchers Hook of Heathfield, Waitrose Heathfield, Emma Hellier, Stars Hair and Beauty and Bexhill Farm Kitchen and Bakery.


Barby Keel Book Signing

(Saturday 27th October 2018)

Barby Keel was absolutely delighted to meet so many people yesterday afternoon.  She was still buzzing this morning and said that everyone had been really nice to her, they all said they loved her books and had given her loads of hugs and encouragement.  You all really made her day!  She said that she sold £130 worth of books herself and signed many more that had been bought elsewhere.

She has asked me to thank you all from the bottom of her heart for supporting the animals and making her feel so loved :-)

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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