Mark Menzies MP supports new animal shelter appeal


FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has joined forces with volunteers to help raise money for an under-threat animal shelter.

The Member of Parliament attended a fundraising event in aid of Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary at the Station Tavern in Lytham on Sunday.

The St Annes-based charity is looking for a new home after the land on which its Queensway Park Farm headquarters sits was sold and the new owner chose not to renew its lease.

Staff and volunteers are currently working hard to raise the money to relocate to new premises and Mr Menzies said the charity provides a vital service in Fylde, which would be sorely missed if it were to close.

He added: “Easterleigh rehomed 285 abandoned animals last year, providing loving new homes for some mistreated and extremely vulnerable animals here in Fylde.

“On a recent tour of Queensway Park Farm I heard some heart-breaking stories about some of the animals the shelter has taken in over the years and they made me want to get involved in finding a new home for them.

“Easterleigh has been providing this shelter service in Fylde for years and that is recognised by the large number of supporters who value its work.

“The owner, Mandy, is attempting to locate a new site but moving will cost money and a fundraising drive to help finance the move is well underway. I’d encourage anyone who may be able to help to get in touch with Mandy and her team.”

Contact Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary on (01253) 789185 or email


PICTURE: Mark Menzies MP with volunteers from Easterleigh Animal Sanctuary at the Station Tavern

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