We are pleased to let you know that Silver continues to get stronger, after his ordeal 2 weeks ago; he can always be found quietly munching on the hay in his Winter quarters! Yummy!!! As for his treatment, he has received his last dose of antibiotics and the wounds on his legs have dried up and healed nicely, all except one, which, on the advice of Martin, the vet, is now going to be left uncovered to allow the air to get to it, in addition, he has to have a mixture of iodine and honey applied daily! A simple yet venerable treatment, and one which is very effective and will hopefully heal the last of Silver’s wounds.
We had another scare this week when it was reported that the fence at one of the fields at Burton Lazars, on which some of Pablo’s ponies are kept, had come down. Luckily none of the ponies had ventured out on to the nearby road, and the fence was immediately repaired by planting eight new posts. The paddock is now pony-proof again!
It’s that time of year again when Pablo’s accounts need to be sent to HMRC and the Charity Commission, and we would like to give a huge thank you to Lisa Roe AICB (Comp), at L M Bookkeeping Services (www.lmbookkeepingservices.co.uk). Lisa has kindly volunteered her time over the past 3 years in order to keep Pablo’s books in order. Lisa has been driving over from Markfield to collect accounts and receipts throughout the year, and making the books ready to be submitted to the Accountant for processing. Thank you so much for all your help Lisa!
A big Pablo’s thank you goes to everyone at Morrison’s, Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray, for allowing us to hold a store collection this Saturday. Due to the generosity of all at the store, a fabulous total of £204.52 was donated by Morrison’s customers. Thanks also to Gail and Rachel, two of our wonderful volunteers, for taking the time to organise and conduct the collection. As you know, Pablo’s is run purely by volunteers who give their time and provide the resources needed, so that 100% of funds raised are spent on the welfare of the horses and ponies. It was genuinely touching that so many of the customers asked about how Silver was getting on after his rescue, it’s nice to know so that there are so many caring people out there!
The next store collection is on Friday 11th February at Tesco’s supermarket in Lougborough (Shelthorpe site). Please, if you see any of our volunteers, pop over and say hello, and if you can, please put any of your spare change in the collecting tins. Every donation helps and is really appreciated by these innocent animals.
Finally, an appeal for any volunteers to help look after 3 of our ponies; Jester, Rupert and Thomas, who are on land at Thorpe End, Melton Mowbray. Duties will include feeding, checking water, grooming and general care of them, either in the early morning and / or late evening. Volunteers need to be 16 or over. If you would like to help then please get in touch with Carole, we would love to hear from you. We need all the help and support we can get.