Dionne enjoying life with “Sanctuary Coffee”

Hey everyone πŸ‘‹

We’ve had a heap of new followers recently so wanted to introduce ourselves!

We’re Marcus and Rhian, the founders of Sanctuary Coffee πŸ“

In 2019 we adopted our rescued ex racer, Dionne from our local greyhound rescue @wimbledongreyhoundwelfare in South West London – and this experience shone a light on a few things:

1. The extreme financial cost it takes to run an animal rescue πŸ’°

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2. The lack of government-led funding available to animal rescues πŸ“‰

3. The enormous value animal rescues have to a community πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦

After adopting our Dionne, the three of us put our heads together to think about what we could do to help.

At the time, we were both earning less than Β£27k a year each, knee deep in overdrafts and living in London – so donating from our salaries could be really risky in case of any unexpected bills.

We decided to put Marcus’ career in coffee roasting to the test and start a brand. We knew it would take a while as neither of us had any business experience and so after a few years of saving (+ the dreaded pandemic) we got to work on Sanctuary Coffee πŸ“

The idea? A coffee brand that exists to help fund animal rescues ❀️

The goal? To donate more money to rescues and shelter than we possibly could afford on our salaries πŸ’΅

We opened our doors in October 2021 running our online shop, wholesale business and darting between events whilst balancing full time jobs πŸ˜…

So far we have partnered with 7 animal rescues and have set a goal to donate another £10k in 2024 🐢

Join us and the thousands of coffee lovers along the way as we turn tasty coffee into a vehicle for helping fund animal rescues πŸ’š