Well Winter’s officially here, with the clock’s going back at the weekend and the nights will start to draw in.
We are still looking to appeal for foster homes for some horses and ponies, who are looking for the right foster home for them. There are a few children’s ponies available and also a 17.2 hh thoroughbred called Gerry, who is 12 years old, he has done some dressage and showjumping, but does need an experienced rider.
As regular readers are aware, we have quite a few elderly horses and ponies at the Sanctuary and unfortunately have had to call out the vet several times recently which has accumulated into a high vet’s bill. Fortunately, nothing too serious was diagnosed and all are now doing well, however if there is anyone out there with any ideas of how we can fund-raise coming up to Christmas to help pay the vet’s bill, please get in touch.
Volunteers John and Jenny are holding a Christmas Stall this coming weekend on Saturday 2nd November at the Melton Mowbray Market. There will be some absolutely delicious home-made Christmas cakes and biscuits and also some great Christmas decorations and gifts as well. So if you’re in Melton, please pop over and grab yourself some Christmas bargains.
A big thank you to volunteer Jo, who kindly took one of our collection tins around her work colleagues at Kia again and raised a fantastic £130, and also a big thank you to those at Kia for their support.
Remember we have a beautiful acrylic painting of Cherry by Carol Warren, size (in frame) is 18 inches by 14 inches which is up for auction to raise funds for the sanctuary. The current bid is standing at £100 and if you would like to place a bid, please email Chris on firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07967 225665 with your bid. The closing date is Saturday 9th November at 12.00 noon. The painting will be at the yard on the morning of the 9th November for viewing.
Have a good week