• The Stables, Babelake Street, Packington, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1WD
  • 01530 382 116
  • info@phoenixcharity.org

A Little About Us

Here is some important information about The Phoenix Children’s Foundation, our people and our work.


The Phoenix Children’s Foundation, based in Leicestershire, has the sole aim of enriching and enhancing the lives of youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity. Formed by a small group of volunteers in 2006, the charity has forged strong links, both locally and nationally, and has consistently worked exceptionally hard to achieve high quality outcomes.

The Phoenix Children’s Foundation is guided by a compassionate mission, clear vision & consistent values:


Mission: To provide high quality services and activities which enrich the lives of children and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.


Vision: To enhance the quality of life for children and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity by;

– Visiting special schools and care homes to provide petting opportunities

– Provide equipment and/or grants for eligible applicants

– Offer educational/therapeutic opportunities on and off site


Values: Person centred approach that provides a caring charitable service by a staff and volunteer team for whom our service users needs are a priority.

– Excellence in care, service and communication

– Collaboration with other charities, organisations and corporate partners who share our goals and aspirations

– Leadership and approach that set the standards for others

– Accountability to our service user, community and partners that the Foundation provides the best possible charitable outcomes with the best value for money


Douglas Wrenn
Chair of Trustees



The Phoenix Children’s Foundation is a charity registered in England






The Stables, Babelake Street, Packington, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1WD



01530 382 116




Doug Wrenn & Daniel Smith Phoenix Charity Trustees

Daniel Smith

Charity Trustee
Doug Wrenn & Daniel Smith Phoenix Charity Trustees

Douglas Wrenn

Charity Trustee
Mark Curry Phoenix Children's Foundation Trustee

Mark Curry

Charity Trustee

Suze Bower

Charity Trustee

Phoenix Children’s Foundation is a registered charity, number 1117115, that was established by Trust Deed dated 26th August 2006.

The objective of the Charity is to provide disabled and severely ill children throughout the UK with vital equipment and/or therapeutic activities. The aim is to help these special eneds children with their physical and mental development in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

The charity makes grants to organisations that promote healthy recreation to special needs and terminally ill children. Donations will also be made to purchase essential equipment needed by children up to the age of eighteen years.





  • To outline The Phoenix Childrens Foundation’s (The Charity) ethical views regarding the care of our miniature Shetland ponies and all other animals.


The Policy

  • The welfare of The Charities ponies will be paramount at all times.
  • Whilst in the care of The Charity all ponies must be treated with respect, empathy and an understanding of their natural demands and biological make-up.
  • All ponies’ current and future welfare will be safeguarded on both emotional and physical levels. They will be provided with a secure and protective environment; with or without a companion of their own species as appropriate, and allowed the ability to express their natural coping mechanisms.
  • It is recognised that all behaviour is a direct result of both physical and emotional states and it is expected that all staff and volunteers will always act in the best interests of the ponies.
  • The Charities’ ponies will be afforded access to appropriate veterinary care to ensure physical well-being and freedom from pain and discomfort.
  • When The Charities’ ponies are being transported every effort to ensure their safety and comfort is made.
  • Relevant RSPCA guidelines on the welfare of working animals will at all times be adhered to.



  • This policy will be reviewed annually by The Trustees

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