We’d like to start the blog by thanking all the very kind volunteers who have been helping out at this difficult time, and appreciate everyone for coming out and getting dirty, wet and muddy to help keep the Sanctuary running.
The Sanctuary has been receiving a lot of calls recently regarding horses and ponies in distress, particularly in and around the Leicestershire area. Although this is a very sad situation, Pablo’s has no legal powers to do anything but can only advise to contact the World Horse Welfare, who do a great job. We do appreciate the problems but at the moment are doing everything we can to keep the Sanctuary running for the horses and ponies in our care.
We would like to give a huge thank yous to the following: to Sainsbury’s superstore in Melton for donating their just out-of-date vegetables for the horses, to Barry and Caroline for the bags of feed that they have been sending, to Mary and Dennis for their donations of hay, which is a godsend at the moment over the Winter months when there is always a big hay bill, to Tony and Sue from Leicester for the donation of a van, which will make such a difference when moving food around the sites.
We are pleased to report that Pablo’s merchandising sales made a £460 profit over the past year, which has gone towards the Winter running costs at the sanctuary. We would like to thank everyone for their support whether you have purchased a Pablo’s card, t-shirt or something from the stall. Also a huge thank you to Sue, Chris and Sue for making the merchandising possible.
Volunteers John, Gayle, Karen, Amanda and Sam held a store collection at Morrison’s supermarket in Melton Mowbray at the weekend of 8th and 9th February and raised a fantastic £201. Thank you to all the super Morrison’s customers who showed their support and to our super volunteers. The next store collection is at Sainsbury’s in Melton on Sunday 13th April.
There are now 2 new ways to help the horses and ponies at Pablos:
You can sign up with Pablos at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk and every time you make a purchase online, the retailer donates a percentage of the cost price directly to Pablo’s. The best bit is that it does not cost you a penny and there are discounts/printable vouchers and various deals for you as well, so everyone can benefit.
Also you can now donate directly through Paypal via firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Have a good week.