Charities supported by Blackbird and our authors

Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary



Our main charity for 2023/24




Tower Hill Animal Sanctury, founded by the amazing Marathon des Sables runner Fiona Oakes, is going through a difficult time. We are taking part in their Marathon des Cowes, Sponsor a Cow initiative. See all details and choose your own cow here.


 "Things have not been easy these last few years following the lockdowns and now the cost-of-living crisis, the impact being that we have seen a significant fall in monthly donations to the point where our running costs are greater than regular donations by around £6000 a month. To cover this shortfall, we are using our reserves, but these will not last for much longer – as you might expect at this burn rate..."


Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres







Maggie's centres are for anyone affected by cancer. Importantly, they welcome family and friends who are deeply affected by cancer too.  Maggie's knows that those who love and look after someone with cancer can feel just as frightened, vulnerable and uncertain. Author royalty percentage of 'Done and Dusted: The Organic Home on a Budget' donated in memory of Jennie Trisnan. 

Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary







Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary is a remarkable oasis for all the animals that were once no-hopers and who would have left this world in agony, without anybody knowing or caring about them. 



Cancer Research UK

Susie Kelly donates a considerable percentage of her book 'The Valley of Heaven and Hell' author royalties to Cancer Research and Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary.