We’d like to give a warm welcome to two new ponies, on to the yard this week, Little Gerry and Christina Scarlet. These two little ponies were in need of Sanctuary, as they had not been handled for a very long time, and as a result they have both become fearful of humans. They were both due to be taken to Melton Market to be sold, and as they cannot be handled easily their options for a new home were very limited. Little Gerry (the grey) is thought to be around 4 years old and Christina Scarlet is around 7 years old and is an Exmoor pony. Both were so frightened it took two attempts and hours of dedicated volunteer work to be able to catch them in their field and load them into the horsebox to get them safely to the Sanctuary. Now, stabled together in the barn, we are slowly and gradually gaining their trust. Both Little Gerry and Christina are extremely timid, but have the sweetest of natures, Little Gerry is the more curious of the two and will now venture towards you to take a carrot. Both have a long way to go before they trust of humans again, but we will take everything at their pace and eventually they will come to realise just how loved and how special they are. We’ll keep you informed of their progress.
We’d like to say a big thank you to Morrisons at Stamford, as on Monday 21st February we held a store collection and raised an amazing £253.22 from donations from their customers. Thank you to Wendy and Rachel for volunteering their time to help on the day and to Morrisons and their customers for their donations and giving us such a warm and friendly reception.
Don’t forget the Big Sale is to be held on this coming Saturday 5th March at the Noels Arms, in Burton Street, Melton Mowbray. Come down and bag yourself some real bargains with all nearly new items on offer, which have been kindly donated to be sold to help raise funds for the care of the horses and ponies. Refreshments will be available and the Big Sale starts at 10.00am til 3.00pm. Remember to get there early!!
Another thank you goes to the 2nd Long Clawson Brownies, who have sponsored one of our ponies, Cherry, and raised over £200 for the Sanctuary to help towards her care. The girls held fundraising events and you can read their story on our “Stories and Tributes” page, and we’d also like to thank the Melton Times for publishing an article on their fundraising event. We hope to see the Brownies in Spring when they are going to come onto the Yard at Long Clawson to meet Cherry and all the other horses and ponies, and hopefully make some new friends.
The latest newsletter is due out next week, covering what’s been happening over the past three months. So if you sponsor one of our ponies or subscribe to our Standing Order scheme, please look out for the Postman who will be delivering your newsletter very soon.
And it remains only to say thank you to everybody who helps support the charity by either sponsorship, monthly donation, or simply the offer of their time….we couldn’t do it without you all!