Stephen Fry Voices Redwings Christmas Animation

Stephen Fry Voices Redwings Christmas Animation

Stephen Fry voices Redwings Christmas animation, as the charity launch it’s latest festive tale.

Last year, Redwings released a short animation narrated by Stephen Fry, the popular broadcaster. Blind Clydesdale, Boo, was reading the story and the animation was viewed by 225,000 people online.

This year’s animation takes supporters back to the beginning of Redwings. Looking back to 1984, where it all began, and taking viewers on a journey of transformation into a national charity, the animation shows how Redwings has grown to care for more than 1,500 rescued horses and donkeys at its sites.

Along the way, viewers meet some of Redwings’ adorable residents who the Sanctuary has rescued and given a loving home to over the years.


Stars of the animation include; Shetland pony Sampson who was rescued in 2004 when he was just one year old; and lonely Wiggins, the donkey who was sadly abandoned by his owner on a livery yard, leaving the landowner to care for him.

Sampson with Redwings vet, Nic de Brauwere, when he was rescued.

All the horses and donkeys featured in the animation are available to sponsor from just £2 per month. Every penny goes towards their care and that of their fellow four-legged friends.

Lynn Cutress, Redwings’ Chief Executive, said;

For the last 37 years we’ve worked tirelessly to help horses and donkeys in desperate need and, as a charity 100% funded by donations, we’ve only been able to do this thanks to the kind generosity of our supporters.

“We’re delighted that through this new animation we can show just what a difference their support has made to animals, like Sampson and Wiggins, whose lives would otherwise have been very bleak. We’re also thrilled that the wonderful Stephen Fry has once again helped us to tell these important stories.

“Sponsoring one of our rescued residents for yourself or as a gift for a loved one is a fantastic way to help us continue to look after the horses and donkeys in our care, ensuring they can enjoy safe and healthy lives this Christmas and into the future.”

To sponsor a Redwings rescued horse or donkey, click here.

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