About the FOSTBCThe Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies is a Non-Profit Distributing Charitable Company limited by Guarantee.
Objects of the Charity
The Charity’s objects are to promote humane behaviour towards Border Collie dogs by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for Border Collies which are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage and to educate the public in matters pertaining to Border Collie welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among Border Collie dogs.
The Freedom of Spirit Trust is the realisation of a dream through the generosity of the late Mr and Mrs Mahone. Barbara Sykes had a dream of a sanctuary for old and needy Border Collies and in part that sanctuary was already in existence through the rescue work done at Mainline Border Collie Centre. Mr and Mrs Mahone enabled the ball to start rolling for the birth of the Freedom of Spirit Trust for Border Collies and it was their expressed wish that the work was for the benefit of Border Collies as covered in the Objects above.