Announcing Our First Charity Partnership with Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

We’re delighted to announce our first official charity partnership with Hopefield Animal Sanctuary, a charity dedicated to caring for animals in need and providing education and awareness for humane behaviour towards animals across the globe. For every review left on Compare by Review, we will donate £1 to Hopefield Animal Sanctuary. The money raised will go towards supporting Hopefield’s vital work, rescuing and protecting animals that are desperately in need of a safe home.

Paula and Ernie Clark founded Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in 1983 after reading stories about ponies and cobs being abandoned by their owners on Rainham marshes during the coldest winter for 20 years. The charity was initially set up with the intention of nursing the animals back to health and rehoming them. However, after they rehomed their first horse, Pye, they found out that the foster owners were trying to sell him. Ernie took the foster owners to court and once he got Pye back, he was in an awful state so both Ernie and Paula vowed to never rehome the animals again. Instead, they chose to keep the animals at their sanctuary where they could provide them with a loving home for life.

Hopefield Aminal Sanctuary is home to all kinds of animals including horses, alpacas and reindeer. They also take in exotic mammals such as racoons, tanuki, marmosets and skunk as well as birds of prey. Hopefield provides appropriate care, protection, treatment, dietary needs and security for animals who desperately need loving care and attention due to sickness, mistreatment, abuse and poor circumstances. Based in Brentwood, Essex, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary is open to members of the public and this is a vital part of their fundraising with all funds going directly to the animals so that they can provide them with a safe home forever.

Alongside providing a sanctuary for animals, Hopefield aims to promote humane behaviour towards animals around the world by educating the public on matters of animal welfare and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals.

Dave Schlaich, CEO of Hopefield Animal Charity said; “We’re really excited to work on this partnership with Compare by Review. 2020 has been a tough year for everyone, and it’s been especially difficult for the animal charity sector. CBR really helps pet owners navigate their way through the pet insurance journey in an informative way. We provide a safe and loving home for animals who have been abused, abandoned and neglected.  Sadly due to financial and situational issues, things have got drastically worse and we are working hard to provide for each animal that comes to us in desperate need.”

The current climate has made it tough on charities in particular. With traditional fundraising hampered by social distancing and the public being more frugal than ever before, donations have hit an all time low. That’s why we’re doing our bit by donating £1 to Hopefield Animal Sanctuary for every review left on our site. We’re encouraging the public to visit our site to review their pet insurance provider, which not only helps raise vital funds for Hopefield but also helps others make a more informed decision when it comes to purchasing insurance for their pet.

This unique partnership is an exciting move for us. Our CMO, Richard Brenkley, explains; “We’re a huge nation of pet lovers and we couldn’t think of anyone better to partner with than Hopefield Animal Sanctuary. By donating on the reviewers’ behalf, those who traditionally fundraise through social activities can rest assured that they’re still helping a worthy cause without putting themselves at risk.”

At Compare by Review, we understand the importance of buying high quality insurance from a provider that will be there for you if you need to make a claim. Buying poorly selected or inadequate insurance can leave you open to serious financial and medical risk. We’re educating and encouraging the public to buy worthwhile cover that’s been backed up and positively reviewed by real customers, rather than opting for the cheapest option.