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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Raise!

At Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, knowing that protecting the world we live in is part of our aim of helping animals and ensuring they have a home. We are encouraging our supporters to get involved with our RRR-Raise campaign. We can recycle your old Lego, mobile phones, horse tack and rugs, as well as ink cartridges and raise funds for the animals.


We also promote the use of preloved items and when possible we are reducing energy consumption by switching to energy-efficient appliances (when our old appliances reach their end of life), and investing in solar panels and LED lighting. By taking these steps, we can all help reduce our carbon footprint all while reducing costs and raising funds for the sanctuary.

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We welcome the donation of unwanted or preloved tack and rugs. It’s a great way to recycle reusable equipment, and all proceeds from our tack sales go towards the care of our rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules – plus you can pick up a bargain too! Here’s what you need to know about donating or buying used tack and rugs.

We can only accept donated tack and rugs if they are:

  • Clean (rugs must be washed and tumble-dried)

  • In a good condition

  • Reusable

  • Bagged or boxed


(These conditions do not apply to new and unused items.)

This is to ensure we work to the highest possible biosecurity standards.

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There are a few ways Ebay can help us here at Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary. You can visit our eBay shop and bag a bargain; with the proceeds coming directly to us.


You can also designate Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary as your Favourite charity on Ebay and you can directly donate to our cause when you purchase or sell on eBay. ​ All donations are eligible for Gift Aid, meaning we get an extra 25p for each £1 you donate.


Got a birthday for a loved one coming up, or want to send a thank you? The carbon effect of sending each greeting card is 140g CO2e. Collectively we can make a difference to the environment by sending paperless cards while also raising money to help animals in need.


Send an ethical e-card and donate the cost in just a few clicks with Dont Send Me A Card and the cost of paper cards goes to our charity! You can even track how much you've given in lieu of cards and how much carbon you've saved!

Give without spending a penny!

With Cashback Donation, you can give when you shop! When you use our Cashback Donation link, a percentage of your purchase comes directly from the retailer to us. This is a great way to support us without it costing you a penny! With every purchase you make, you can make a difference in the lives of animals in need.

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Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary with easyfundraising?
There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Go to and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the brand will make a donation to Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary will be really grateful for your donations.
Thank you for your support.


Want to help us raise even more for FREE? Well, now you can just by shopping via Give as you Live Online!

When you shop at over 6,000 top stores including John Lewis & Partners, Expedia and Marks & Spencer via Give as you Live Online, they'll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us! 

Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It's that simple!

Get started today!


Pets at Home runs a VIP Club that helps raise funds for animal charities and saves you money on your purchases. By registering for the VIP Club you can help to make a difference to Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary every time your VIP card is swiped at a Pets at Home store.

Through your purchase you will earn VIP Lifelines that can be redeemed to give essential supplies to the charity. In addition, you will also receive exclusive offers and money-off vouchers.

To register for your VIP Club card please visit

Donate things you no longer need!

Having a clear out? You may have things we can use for fundraising. We can recycle or resell a multitude of household items, including old or broken mobile phones, unwanted Lego bricks, used printer cartridges among others.


Mobile phones, working and broken, cables, chargers, etc.


Lego blocks, Lego Boxes, Lego Manuals, booklets, etc.

Printer Ink

CANON and HP ink only.

Car Boot Sales

  • Artwork, frames and wall art

  • Household items

  • Ornaments

  • Vintage or antique items

  • Toys

  • Games

Car boot sales are one of those traditional fundraising ideas and one we still employ at the sanctuary. What we need from you is items to sell. A great opportunity for a clear out and a chance to help animals in need.

Please ensure items are of sellable quality and are clean. Broken and dirty items which cannot be repaired or clean can just take up room in storage or add to our dump loads.

If you would like to learn more or would even like to attend a car boot sale on our behalf please email

If you want to know more please email

If you have items to donate then you can post or drop them to;

Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary,

26 Crosskennan Lane, Ballynoe, Antrim,

Co. Antrim, BT41 2QY 


Weekdays 10am until 4pm.

For out of hours drop of please email to arrange.

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