Raystede set to reopen

After being closed for the best part of a year, the Ringmer based animal charity will open their doors again next week.

Although they’ve been closed to the public, the charity has remained open for the animals. Helping over 1,100 vulnerable animals and rehoming 600 pets in the last year.

Entry is free, but you’ll need to book an arrival time slot, with all measures in place to help you enjoy your visit. You’ll get a rare glimpse into the work they do with the animals and there’s a cafe and shopping available, with all profits going back into animal care.

Stephanie Smith, CEO, said, “It has been an incredibly hard year. When I joined Raystede in February 2020, I never imagined that my first year would be full of the challenges we have faced. We have seen an amazing outpouring of support from our local community which has enabled us to keep going and be there for animals in need. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped Raystede. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to see our work and the difference your support has made.”

Dogs on leads are welcome and a dog friendly trail covers most of the site.

Raystede reopens at 10am on Monday 7 June. You can book timeslots online.