This weekend coming will see us into the month of December and with Christmas being a few weeks away, this can only mean one thing – The Victorian Fair in Melton Mowbray on Sunday 1st December. Our super volunteers, John, Jenny and Kirsty will be holding a fundraising stall at the Victorian Fair, with lots of fantastic prizes to be won. Our fundraising stall will be outside “Greggs” shop so please give us a visit!
We have a Pablos Christmas tree at St Mary’s tree festival, with the title of “Everyone’s a winner” using rosettes with photos of the horses as the decorations! A big thank you to volunteer Jenny and her neighbour Rita for decorating the tree.
On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November, our volunteers will be at Morrisons Store in Melton Mowbray holding a store collection to raise funds. If you will be visiting Morrisons over this time, please pop over and say hello.
This week we would like to give a huge thank you to Denise for her donation of items for our stall, and to the staff of Lands End for their kind cheque received this week, and to Jo from the Crown and Plough in Long Clawson for her kind donation of 20 bales of hay. Also a huge thank you to a lady who wishes to remain anonymous, for her kind donation of small bales of hay.
We would like to thank the families of Kate Towle and Patricia Kevill for thinking of us at this sad time as their loved one has passed away. Both families very kindly asked for donations instead of flowers, to be donated to Pablos to help the horses and ponies here.
Have a good week
All repaired and painted by Mars UK
We would like to give another sincere thank you to Mars UK again for sending more of their staff to spend the day at the yard Wednesday and Thursday last week. During their time at the yard, they repaired the long fence which divided up two paddocks, and then finished off by painting the fence to give it the much needed protection against the weather elements. So a huge thank you Matt Field and his team, and to Laura and Helen and the SIM team, for the fencing and who also kindly arranged and donated bags of pony nuts as well. You’re all stars.
Print of Cherry
Certificate of authenticity
Just a reminder of your chance to purchase one of twenty-five limited edition prints of Cherry, which are priced at £10 each. Each print is 12″ x 16″ and comes with a certificate of authenticity and are selling fast. If you would like a print, please contact Chris on firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07967 225665. The print make a great Christmas present!
Thank you this week to the staff at Lands’ End head office in Rutland for their kind donation, and also to long-standing supporters Suzanne,and Graham from Global Safety for their kind donations. We would also like to thank Lilla (not Miller, as in last week’s blog) for her kind donation of hay, and to Henry Brown for his kind donation of pony nuts, and to Denise (who fosters Tika) for bags of food. As there are 70+ horses and ponies in care, it takes a lot to feed them and all donations of food are really appreciated.
Our volunteers, John, Alison, Jessie, Jo, Jenny and Kirsty for helping out on the street collection in Melton Mowbray town centre on Saturday and raised a fantastic £130. Thank you to everyone who supported us. We are still appealing for volunteers for the Morrisons store collection on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November. Also if you have any items that you could donate as tombola prizes for the Victorian Fayre at Melton Mowbray on Sunday 1st December, please let Carole know, and if you, or somebody that you know, could help out on the stall on the day, please get in touch.
Have a good week.
The new replacement menage fencing!
This week we would like to give a sincere big thank you to the team from Mars UK, who came to help out for the day on Friday 8th November. Matt Field and his team worked tirelessly throughout the rain on Friday to replace one-side of the menage fencing and a whole selection of the fencing between the yard and pony field. As you can see, the team did a fantastic job with the fencing – please see more photos below to see the team hard at work!
The new replacement fencing between the yard and pony field
David collecting his painting of Cherry
Congratulations go to the winner of the Cherry painting auction to David, who is a volunteer at Pablo’s with the winning bid of £100 . The presentation of painting was made to David on Saturday, see picture. For those of you who missed out on winning the paint then we have had a limited edition of 25 prints made, which are priced at £10 each. If you would like a print, please contact Chris on email@example.com or text 07967 225665.
This weekend, volunteers will be in Melton Mowbray town centre, on Saturday holding a street collection. So if you are in Melton on Saturday, please pop over and say hello. However we are still needing a few more volunteers for this Saturday and also we have been kindly offered a store collection again at Morrisons supermarket in Melton Mowbray on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November. It would be great if we could have a few more volunteers to help out over these days. If you are able to help on this Saturday or 28th or 29th November, please get in touch with Carole.
We would like to give a huge thank you to Miller and Richard for their donation of hay, to Margaret (Mannie’s previous owner) for her kind donation, and also to Amelia and Keith Mellor for their very kind donations, and also to Jane for her donation and for all the cards and Christmas decorations that she has made to sell to raise funds. Finally, to our long-standing car booters, Ken and Anne who with help from their friend Tony, have been holding car boot sales to raise funds for Pablos.
Remember to check out the photos below from Friday.
Have a great week.
Working on the menage
Working on replacing the yard fence
Working on the replacement fence
Having a quick tea-break
With the chill of Winter around the corner, we would like to appeal if anyone has any spare or unwanted 6’6″ turnout rugs for our larger horses? If you can help, please can you get in touch. We are also looking for foster homes for some of our younger ponies who are looking for loving homes with the necessary experience with young horses to bring them on. We have beautiful 4 year-old gelding who 14 hh who is looking for that special home.
Building work in progress
Our Fix-It team have been busy building a new field shelter, which should be ready for the Winter season to help protect some of the horses and ponies which live outside.
A huge thank you to Rita, Pauline and Helen for their delicious home-made Christmas baking and to Jenny for her jams, chutneys and Jelly which were all donated to sell on Saturdays Christmas stall which raised £205 and also to volunteers John, Kirsty and Jen for helping out on the stall.
A spooktacular fundraising event
Also a huge thank you to Emma Mortimore and Mitzi Claxton and their beautiful horse who raised over £115 with their “spooktacular” sponsored Halloween ride. And to Jane for her donation plus the lovely hand-knits for the Christmas stall, to Keith Mellor and Mr Rowbottom for their kindness and support.
A fantastic £28 was raised at On the Sands cafe and deli in Long Clawson, thank you to Debbie and the girls for their support.
We are holding a street collection in Melton Mowbray on Saturday 16th November and are looking for volunteers to help out on the day. Please get in touch with Carole if you are able to help out.
Oil painting of Cherry – for auction – get bidding!
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.