We are very pleased to announce this week that Fern Mae’s Traditional Sweet Shop, at 8 Market Place, Melton Mowbray, held their Easter Egg raffle this weekend and raised an incredible amount of £250.00 for the horses and ponies at Pablos, and not stopping there, Fern Mae’s Traditional Sweet Shop then donated £50.00, which gave the total of £300.00!! A huge thank you to Fern Mae’s Traditional Sweet Shop for their amazing generosity and for their support to Pablos. The lucky winner got the huge chocolate egg! We’d like to thank all those who bought a ticket to help the horses.
Also a huge thank you to Jim and Sue Barlow, from Scalford, who donated 60 bales of hay this week to Pablos, a gift which is truly appreciated. Also a big thank you to Graham Wassell from Global Safety, who has been a very good friend to Pablos over many years, and on this occasion very kindly collected the hay and delivered it to the yard in Long Clawson.
Another thank you goes to Wilkinson, who last week gave a £50 voucher to Pablos to spend at its store. The voucher has been spent on tins of paint, so that the stables inside of the barn can get a much needed lick of fresh paint. We are now looking for volunteers to help paint the stables and if you, or perhaps the Company that you work for, or own, would like to help out the charity by spending the day at Pablos painting, then please get in touch with Carole.
This week the chickens have got there very own chicken coop, inside the barn. Unfortunately, last week, a fox visited the yard and very sadly a few chickens were lost, therefore, our Fix-It Team, once more leapt into action and have constructed a very secure living quarters for the chickens, complete with perches. The chickens quite happily have moved in, and are now securely fastened away each evening, safe from any harm. They are a little nervous, which is very sad to see, but hopefully with their new, safe and secure accommodation, they should get back to their happy old selves, soon.
For many years now there has been a mystery leak around the back of the barn, and despite the water board being called out on numerous occasions, and recommending one pipe to be sealed off, the ground was not drying out, and the water bills were still huge. However, this week, one of our volunteers, Alex, noticed a few bubbles coming out of ground and on further investigation by digging down into the ground, he discovered a pipe which was leaking water. This has now been sealed off and hopefully the longstanding mystery of the water pipe has been solved, so that the ground can now dry out properly and, most importantly the hugh water bills will cease. Well done Alex!
Our Fix-It Team have been taking advantage of his gorgeous dry weather by starting to fix the barn roof. There are a few small leaks around the skylights and you can see an action shot of the roof being repaired, by our intrepid stunt man!
Don’t forget this Thursday in the Psychic Night with Bob Perris, at the Noel’s Arms Public House on Burton Street in Melton Mowbray. Tickets are only £5.00, and you can pay on the door on the night. So come along, it’s predicted to be a great night and you have the chance to win some great prizes on the raffle. Again all funds raised on the night, will be spent on the welfare of the horses and ponies.
A cheque for £19.00 was received this week from the Ink Cartridge Recycling Scheme. Thank you to everyone who supports the charity by putting their empty printer cartridges in to the bags, and if anyone knows of a school or business which could support Pablos in this way, we’d be really pleased to hear from you.
Our appeal this week is for a garden strimmer. If you have a petrol strimmer, we would be very grateful if you would be able to let the charity borrow it, or even better, donate your time to strim around the yard. Please contact Carole if you are able to help.
Hope to see you at The Noel’s Arms, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray on Thursday night – show starts at 8.00pm, if you are not able to make it, we’ll let you know all about it next week.
Our final photo, is of Jiffy, who has been cared for by the Sanctuary, for 2 years now, and I think you will all agree that he is a very handsome chap….and doesn’t look half of his 34 years!
See you all next week!