I spent a lot of time on this website. I am very happy!
Thank you and greetings to all
(Thu 10th Jan 2013 at 08:41)
Keep taking good care of these animals :)
(Mon 19th Nov 2012 at 15:17)
A big thankyou for your kindness on Saturday 17th November by allowing 2nd Storrington Brownies to visit your beautiful sanctuary. We are had a really wonderful time and it opened our eyes to the importance of the work that you all do.
Truly Madly Cakey
(Mon 27th Aug 2012 at 21:49)
The open weekend was fantastic, We sold lots of cakes and donated a voucher to the raffle for the sanctuary, which we hope helped. Thanks Truly Madly Cakey
(Mon 16th Jul 2012 at 09:31)
I have worked with all manner of animals from domestic to exotic and loved it, even the mucking out lol.
I wish I lived nearer so I could volunteer some of my spare time to help out.
Hoping to visit on August 26th.
Take care and best wishes.
(Wed 20th Jun 2012 at 12:04)
Just wanted to say what a fantastic time myself and my children had at the weekend. The kids loved seeing all the animals and ESPECIALLY the Shetland/Donkey races. They thought they were great fun !!!!!!!
Will come again next year !
(Sun 17th Jun 2012 at 14:59)
Really enjoyed the open day on the 16th June 2012. Very impressed by the commitment you get from your volunteers,they all worked very hard.
Keep up the good work.
(Thu 26th Apr 2012 at 22:07)
Hello Alexandra and everyone at ABC.
Hope you're all well and the animals thriving! Would love to try and get to the open day. It's been a while since my last visit here as life has got in the way, but am enjoying catching up! Love to you all from Penzance!:)
(Thu 12th Jan 2012 at 11:30)
Hi Alexandra, you do a great job with the animals. I always wondered what you did now after seeing the Champions on the TV. I used to live in the next street to your Mother in Hove, she was very proud of you and so she would be now as you work so hard for the animals. Well done Alexandra and keep up the good work, I will try to help as soon as I can but I recently lost my partner and things are all up the wall at the moment. Good Luck, God Bless, love Sal xxx
(Tue 6th Dec 2011 at 18:54)
Ive just seen your inspiring report on BBC. You certainly need all the help you can get, I'm so disappointed that I'm too far away to help. MY i make a suggestion and create a Facebook page. You'Ll be astonished of the interest you'll get from across the world and who knows, some much needed funding. Best of luck and Happy Christmas to you, volunteers and of course the animals.
(Fri 25th Nov 2011 at 06:54)
Greatings Alexandra from Calgary, Alberta, Canada! I must say, I admire your dedication to saving our animal friends. I started rescuing my best friends over ten years ago now and currently have two rescue pugs. Congratulations and keep up the rewarding work!
Your (I believe) 2nd cousin,
(Sun 13th Nov 2011 at 15:09)
My dearest Alexandra, I have posted a link to your website on my facebook page, so all of my friends and contacts can visit you, and hopefully donate something to your wonderful sanctuary. With love.
(Thu 1st Sep 2011 at 00:45)
For all what you have done, you are doing and what you will keep on doing - take a bow Dame Alexandra.
Hi Alex , First I must start by saying thank you for all your hard work making ABC possible for all of us . Secondly a very special thank you for meggie who is now a member of my family as a young cat will now love her new home . I look forward to attending again at your events. A big THANK YOU to all who look after the animals .
Sobering yet inspiring contributions by a great team to support with dedication and a frank disposition those unfortunate animals whose lives are enhanced by the work of the Animal Sanctuary. Grand work.
(Fri 10th Jun 2011 at 14:19)
Internationally, we were all hanging out to see how your Open day went at the Sanctuary, it was a delight to read
your open days were a success, I know
many of us Champions Fans and your fans
would of loved to have been there, but thus in spirit and to see the blessing of the Animals, a very special occasion with your friends, colleagues and William Gaunt.
I think Heather summed up her earlier
message to you quite well. And we wish you many more happy Open Days you may have there at the Sanctuary in the future.
PS I guess you had the rain there
and I am freezing here down under!
Oh well you cant have everything.
(Tue 7th Jun 2011 at 13:41)
I didn't know what to expect when I came to the Open Day on Sunday (june 5th), I love animals and seeing what you have done for these animals made me feel that there is hope for animals.
I see so much cruelty to animals on the news it just breaks my heart.
When I saw Gretel my heart went out to her and have adopted her.
I hope you have raised a lot of funds over the Open Day weekend. I look forward to the next Open Day.
(Sun 5th Jun 2011 at 20:54)
Words cannot express my emotion on my first ever day as a visitor to your sanctury. I will never lose sight of the suffering these beautiful animals have been through, but thanks to all of you their lives have been turned around. Today I adopted Phoebe and already feel a part of your 'family'.
and I am looking forward to my next visit to you all again.
Admiration and love to you all.
(Sun 5th Jun 2011 at 18:25)
I hope the open days went very well and that you have managed to raise much in the way of funds and support. At the very least, a few of us would have loved to have been there to say 'hello' to both you and William Gaunt and to lend our support. But sadly getting from far away places such as Australia, Switzerland (Geneva!), New Zealand, Kuwait, Canada, The Canary Islands and even from sunny Penzance to the sanctuary can be difficult!
Ah well, there's always next year! All the best to you, the ABC volunteers and of course to the animals themselves.
(Mon 30th May 2011 at 11:14)
So good that you are trying to give these lovely creatures a second chance in life.
(Wed 22nd Dec 2010 at 08:15)
Hi Alexandra and Everyone at ABC,
Wishing all at the Sanctuary a Merry Christmas and a fabulous 201! Alex,I understand that Patrick has been ill of late, so I hope that he will recover soon and be able to come home to you if not there already.
Thinking of you all at this time.
Lots of Love,
(Tue 12th Oct 2010 at 21:48)
have been a fan of yours for along time ,my boss in the late 70`s always said youwere the most beautiful/sexy lady!i read your book some time ago (beware of donkeys etc)and loved it.Well done for the work that you do.I am sending this from the north of scotland so would be difficult for me to offer a home to any of your animals ,i do have 3cats ,&9 ferals to feed.
A very big thank you to the staff at ABC for helping me get things working properly so I can enjoy the site and all it contains.
Many, many thanks
Sammie and Phil
(Wed 15th Sep 2010 at 23:29)
Just wanted to say we saw a video of your gorgeous piglets linked from a friend of a friend on facebook. They are lucky to have found a home with you. We are going to make a donation towards your lovely sanctuary and have shown others this heartwarming little piece of video. It certainly brightened our day!!
(Mon 2nd Aug 2010 at 23:01)
Having been chosen by a stray cat and unable to keep her we really were at a loss as to what to do. Alexandra was a life saver, the sanctuary is so wonderfully calm - a truly lucky cat. Thank you.
(Thu 22nd Jul 2010 at 12:18)
Alexandra, you are an inspiration to people who have endured illness like your good self and those animal owners who do not walk the talk, continue the good work, it would be interesting to read any local advertisements which have appeared in your area, could be achieved via scanning in pages and creating a pdf file which could be added to your extremely, well constructed web site, your work and your contribution to the tv has been major influence to all
Regards John xx
(Wed 7th Jul 2010 at 14:25)
What a lovely idea to offer pocket money adoptions - so nice for children to be able to 'do their bit' at affordable prices.
(Sat 19th Jun 2010 at 19:10)
Being on the other side of the world it was delightful to see your
your section here on the your Sanctuary's Open day and the new editions in your Gallery Section here too,
I hope the Open Day was enjoyable and successful
for all who were there.
(Sat 12th Jun 2010 at 01:35)
I have have always admired Alexandra from those distant days of The Champions.
Now she has devoted her life to animal rescue. The admiration has increased a thousand fold.
When I find myself bound for West Sussex again. I will book a visit to the sanctuary. The work is so valuable for the animals.
(Tue 8th Jun 2010 at 20:42)
dear alexandra, meny thanks to you and all the people concerned for making it a special day for my girls on sunday, thank you for putting yourself out to have your photo taken with them, they have'nt stopped talking about it. There school is well aware of all your good work, please give our thanks to lorraine chase who was amazing to the girls and so funny once again meny thanks love and best wishes chris x
(Fri 21st May 2010 at 10:04)
I got to this web site in a very round about way. I was reading the Daily Mail on line, like I do every day, I got to Richard Kelly’s article and read down to his PS, about Joanna Lumley and your animal sanctuary. It sounds wonderful and will be over in June to see you, live in Worthing, West Sussex. When I got to your guestbook, I read the comment from Dorothy Deer, so to get to the real reason for this comment. I too had breast cancer and burns from the radiotherapy, an old friend had been a midwife in days gone by and she told me to use Cicatrin Powder, and I could see and feel the improvement in days, it seems it is an old remedy for all kind of burns and nappy rash. I always keep some in the house now. All that was in 2002 and I am still cancer free. So I hope you read this Dorothy and your recovery is goes well. You sound like you could be a great help at the sanctuary, who knows it might see you there some time. Love and best wishes to you all. Lorraine Turner
I am watching the reruns and loving them still.
(Thu 13th May 2010 at 14:02)
Dear Alexandra, I was searching for a sanctuary near Birdham when I found your website. As a little girl in Scotland I thought you were wonderful and I wanted to live in Geneva and be just like you! Now, I am shocked to discover, I AM just like you. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and a week later also diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma. The hospitals have been marvellous and I have had a mastectomy and lymph nodes removed and all the rest of it, chemo and, last hurdle, radiotherapy (the burns from which I am recovering as I write). Lymphoma has no cure, yet, but I am now in remission and intend to be so for many years to come. I'm not very strong at the moment but as soon as I am I shall come and volunteer. As I'm sure you're aware keeping positive is the best thing you can do and, although it's nice to hear people call me an 'inspiration', I don't feel I deserve any special recognition. I just always see the glass half full and like a good laugh! I'm glad you don't live in Geneva and I'm glad I moved to Donnington. I know the Witterings well - the beach is fantastic - first time I ever paid to get on one 'though! I don't watch the Champions re-runs. Sorry, not a great TV fan! I did however want to help at an animal sanctuary when I'm up and running again and providence or poor web-surfing abilities have led me to ABC rather than whichever sanctuary is at Birdham! I have dog and cat experience, horse and donkey experience,legal sec, ageing gymnast and I make great curtains! I am scared of chichens and would be terrified of your peacock! If any of this sounds of any use to you whatsoever I look forward to when I am work fit and up-to-speed. In the meantime, I'll send a cheque to cover some Pasture Mix!) (I've never written a "web-comment" before and now look at the length of this thing!) All my love and stay strong and smiling. Dorothy xxx
(Thu 13th May 2010 at 11:24)
Just googled and found your website. I was actually thinking about you and the Champions, and wondered what ever happened to you since the 1960's.
If I might say so, the worlds most beautiful woman on telly.
I did see on youtube the reunion with Stuart Damon and William Gaunt that happened a few years ago, and brought tears to my eyes of how time has flown.
I can only admire the work that you are doing in the ABC sanctuary.
I do trust that you are improving healthwise, forgive me that I do not know the facts about that, but trust you are well.
Keep up the great work, you are a Champion indeed.
(Fri 12th Mar 2010 at 01:26)
Hi Alex and ABC Volunteers,
Have just finished reading through the website and Alex, your courage and attitude towards your health issues are outstanding. Being a nurse of 30 years experience and seeing where a positive attitude and staying active where able, is so important in keeping the cancer demons at bay, I hope you will be fully recovered soon, and that you will be around to see all those young animals grow up! I have enjoyed your work Alex for a long while, including the recent revival of 'The Champions' on ITV 3/4, even investing in a copy of the Special Edition DVDs (C'mon everyone, buy a copy! Well worth it!). Good to see you're still as graceful and beautiful as ever.
To the volunteers, keep up the good work and well done to all of you for your efforts!
HeatherXXXX (Writing during a work break in not so sunny Penzance!)
(Mon 8th Mar 2010 at 21:45)
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Alexandra
(Sat 27th Feb 2010 at 14:29)
many thanks for the incredibly swift response to my enquiry. As requested I've visited your animal sanctuary website and will make every effort to attend the next open day.
Well done and keep on,
Colin in freezing Yorkshire
(Sun 7th Feb 2010 at 18:48)
I have just spent about half an hour smiling all the way through your site.
Wonderful animals being given a second chance of life by beautiful people and of course I include you Alexandra.
Look forward to meeting at least some of you on your open day.
(Sat 9th Jan 2010 at 15:12)
Dear Alexandra and team
What an informative website and clearly what great rewarding work you and your helpers do. Keep up the good work and my family and I look forward to meeting you all at your 2010 open day.
(Wed 30th Dec 2009 at 18:17)
I send you warm wishes. When I was a little girl and loved to watch The Champions I wanted to grow up to be just like you as you were just beautiful! that didn't really happen but like you I love animals and will do anything to help them have as lovely a life as mine do. What you are all doing is fantastic please carry on, but look after yourself The world needs you x
(Sun 20th Dec 2009 at 12:59)
as a Fan I Always watch The Champions when I can, I also heard that you ran an Animal Sanctuary in Sussex, so google\'d you and found your Sanctuary web site, found it really interesting and to read about your work there. Please have another open day as my wife and I who are both animal lovers would love to visit.
Phil and Kim
(Mon 14th Dec 2009 at 09:16)
Alexandra, I am so sorry to hear about your health issues, However your approach on dealing with the situation is a inspiration to those with similer problems, Have you thought of creating a email adress book to promote your news and forth coming events and you could slip in attachment of your good self as an an a gesture of good to all of your friends and followers which may promote your activities in protecting care and protection of those creatures of the sick and needy in the animal world, Kepp up the good work
(Mon 16th Nov 2009 at 03:41)
Followed Alexandra's career from the Champions. Even watch the re-runs on ITV3.
The work you do Alexandra is priceless. The animals are safe with your unconditional love for them.
It was with sadness that I learned of your ill health. I do not know the nature of your illness but I wish you a speedy recovery.
(Fri 18th Sep 2009 at 19:38)
As a big fan of The Champions - to this day - I just want to wish you well, both with your health and your animals.
(Fri 18th Sep 2009 at 18:52)
I have just read your blog about the problems with your health, and would like to wish you a speedy and full recovery.
I am so glad that the prognosis is very promising, and hope that you will soon be returned to your former health and fitness. Look after yourself and try not to do too much too soon,
(Sun 14th Jun 2009 at 12:09)
I wish to say to you and Jo, Hannah, Anne-Marie and all the other volunteers who work tirelessly at the sanctuary, what an excellent job you all do and what an amazing time myself and partner, Janet, had on the open days!
It was wonderful to be able to raise money through my caricatures for the sanctuary and meet so many people who are completely passionate in their love for all animals.The celebrities were so approachable and charming to meet and everyone seemed to have the very best of times. Really do hope this becomes an annual event as it will surely just get bigger and better.
All the very best,
Mark and Janet.
(Tue 9th Jun 2009 at 07:38)
Just a little note to say what a wonderful day we all had on Saturday, you are doing some fabulous work to keep those cute animals alive and well, they all look so happy and almost talk back to you when you chat to them.
We very much look forward to your next open day.
Lots of love
Frances, Mike, Jenny, Ed and Elly
(Tue 9th Jun 2009 at 04:52)
Dear Alexandra and to your Colleagues
at your ABC Sanctuary,
I hope your Open days at the Sanctuary
were everything you had hoped for and
it was success, the Public and your Animals
enjoyed every moment of it. I know
all of us fans Internationally wish we were there on the days too.
With all the success and future for you
and your Sanctuary always.
What a great day I had at your open day.It was good to finally meet up with you after all these years.
(Sun 7th Jun 2009 at 20:15)
used dads email, i dont have one..
i came to your open day, and i think the work you do is amazing, i really look up to you, im only 14 but would love to do such an amazing job as you have done when im older, i love animals and dont see how anyone would want to harm them. All the animals at the sanctuary are lovely, and i really hope they all get really good loving homes (: thankyou for the great day out we had at you open day.
(Sat 6th Jun 2009 at 18:14)
We visited the Sanctuary's open day and it was a lovely day out. The price of entry, snacks, as well as all other items, was pitched just right and I am sure the opening will be a great success and hope that you will follow this with another open day. It is an ideal occasion for children. The volunteers were very friendly and informative and I am sure added to the success of the day.
I am your fan for Kuwait, I love you since the time I saw you in The Champions in 1968-1969 and really wish to visit your Sanctuary, what a great jop you have done!! , and that proves that you are a real champ :-) We, The Champions fans are very excited about your open day and for William Gaunt to be there also , wow, we really wish to see you together, but unfortunately we can watch from distance, everyone in his country, but we were thinking if you can take photos for you and william and for the benifit of the Sanctuary we can buy it from you and it will be great if you both sign it.
Thank you Alex
We love you
(Wed 13th May 2009 at 12:15)
As a vegetarian and someone who does not view human life as necessarily more valuable than non-human life, I just wanted to tell you how much I admire all the efforts of you and your volunteers in offering a sanctuary for animals. I have been a big fan of yours for many years and it's quite clear that you're as beautiful inside as you are out - which is certainly saying something!
Thanks again, and keep up the great work.
(Mon 11th May 2009 at 21:24)
go to alexs a.b.c. open day if you can
if i wasnt disabled and could drive i be there maybe next year god willin 6/7
june enjoy you self and see the lovely
(Fri 24th Apr 2009 at 16:29)
What a beautiful and worthwhile site. Alexandra is still, even now, the most beautiful woman in this living world. Just watched The Champions: Desert Journey, where I believe Alex was only 20 years old. Amazing looking. I used to fancy Sandra Dee and Stella Stevens from that era but wow! I just found someone so breathtakingly beautiful.
You really are a true Champion for the tireless work you do with these animals.Would love to come and visit your set up and of course to meet you.
(Fri 13th Mar 2009 at 17:01)
Lovely site. I just decided to look you up as it was your article on FiV that prompted me not to give up hope on our two cats.
It is good to know you are still going strong and can continue without paid help. I only wish I lived nearer. Unfortunately I live in SW Scotland so too far away to contemplate re-homing anyone. Will keep in touch via the website.
(Mon 22nd Dec 2008 at 21:22)
I was watching the champions and just wondered where you were.
You have become a real real champion. Good luck to you and all your animals for xmas.
(Wed 17th Dec 2008 at 20:58)
miss bastedo should be award a queens
award for her charity work with animals
like some others do this work every day
for no gain or reward
(Fri 5th Dec 2008 at 19:18)
That is great I could do donate through paypal for the bales of hay, I definitely will have a go at it in the next couple of weeks.
Through your websites, blogs and books world wide, and communcations with you over the past couple of years, you have given me a better understanding of animals and pets health and opened my eyes to many things I was not aware of and I am sure many people
who visit your sites and fans also feel that way too, and you cannot put a price on that.
The experience and knowledge that you share, you cannot put a price on.
A small donation is just a drop in a bucket to say thank you for all that you do
and the animals you are able to save and rehome
and much more....
Many kind regards
(Thu 30th Oct 2008 at 16:20)
I have just finished reading Alexandra\'s wonderful autobiography, \"Beware Dobermanns, Donkeys & Ducks\" and can thoroughly recommend it. It is written in the same intelligent, vivid, free flowing style as Alexandra\'s blogs and it paints a picture of an amazing, generous and caring woman, as beautiful on the inside and she is to look at. I have made a donation via the shop. Please help if you can.
(Fri 24th Oct 2008 at 21:19)
An excellent site that brought a tear to my eye with all thse beautiful animals.
Miss Bastedo is a saint for her untiring work with her sanctuary