The Retreat Animal Rescue is a charity close to our hearts, we love it so much and the work they do for animals that we go there every week to hang out in the cafe and mingle with the animals! We are so pleased to be able to support them in this way, with our Retreat Animal Rescue charity wedding favour.
The Retreat was born in 1989 out of frustration at the way the human race treats animals. As a result, the charity now saves tormented, abused, sick, injured and unwanted animals from certain death. Some of their residents include: ex-race horses, ex-riding school ponies, injured live export sheep, cows saved from slaughter, ex-petting farm goats, injured birds, ferrets, Christmas turkeys, worn-out battery hens, disabled non-releasable wildlife, fish, small domestics, old or feral and FIV cats, and dogs who have failed behaviour tests in other dog homes. They offer specialised care for the animals who we take in. They are a not-for-profit vegan organisation.
The site is set in countryside near Tenterden in Kent and accommodates the main rescue centre and wildlife hospital to deal with most animal intakes and emergencies. There is also a vegan cafe offering scrumptious food, a charity shop and log cabin accommodation for over night or longer stays. The number of animals being cared for by The Retreat is over 1,000 at any one time.
“Beautiful little unique favours for our upcoming wedding. Great quality! I’m so pleased that I found these – can’t wait to give them to our guests (and obvs will keep one back for us).” (said a happy customer!)
50p from every packet sold will go to The Retreat. The seed packets are recycled and contain British-grown British wildflower seeds, which are all perfect for butterflies, bees and other insects. The packets are also personalised with your wedding details – please advise these in the personalisation box above. The packets can also be used for any other event, or even have a logo added if for business purposes. The seeds themselves are in a paper sachet inside the packet (not a foil and plastic one). They are viable for a few years so, if not using them straightaway, they can be stored somewhere cool and dry, out of direct sunlight. Packets will be pale cream or manilla, depending on what is available at the time of ordering. By giving your guests these seed packets you are helping the environment and our declining bee and butterfly populations – grow the love and Nature will love you back!
“We chose this product because we wanted wedding favours that wouldn’t just end up in the bin adding to the plastic problem. The fact you get to select from a number of charities to support is fantastic as well as helping your own local environment adding flowers to improve the biodiversity is a massive plus. Love the design of the packages and they are a good size.” (A happy customer!)
About the Seeds
There are 15 species of wildflower in this mix, although not every packet may have all 15, due to seed distribution. The seeds are grown in the UK and are UK species only – all of them are amazing for insects! Seed content is as follows:
Yarrow, Lesser Knapweed, Wild Carrot, Ladies Bedstraw, Rough Hawkbit, Ox-eye Daisy, Ribwort Plantain, Cowslip, Selfheal, Meadow Buttercup, Yellow Rattle, Sorrel, Salad Burnet, White Campion and Red Campion.