Last Sunday, Gary Cook and Sandy Edmunds visited Pablo’s to present a very generous donation on behalf of their late son, Powys. Pablo’s would like to offer Gary and Sandy their heartfelt appreciation for this donation and condolences on the loss of their son. Here is the story of Powys:
“I’m Gary Cook father of Powys Cook. Something about Powys. Born in 1994 in my home country Wales, but soon moved to Lincolnshire. Powys was a wonderful son who will be sorely missed.
It became apparent Powys had ADHD/Asperger’s, but was a lovable kind boy although he did not quite fit in at regular school, until he found a place with Phoenix School in Lincolnshire. Here they brought out all his best qualities. At an early age he learnt to play drums to a high level which he loved. He also learnt to ride off road motorcycles, had no fear and enjoyed it. From there he took his exams and did extremely well. He decided to work with horses and gained entry to Brooksby Equine college where everyone loved him. And he loved it
Powys always looked for a challenge and he took his HGV licence and passed first time, enabling him to transport horses around the country. He decided to change career and worked for colas driving lorries and road laying machines, but still wanted to do more with his life. He applied to Western Power as a lineman working on overheard powerlines.
Tragically Powys was travelling to a friends funeral on his motorcycle and collided with a HGV travelling in the other direction and lost his life.
I organised a fundraising event in his name,where hundreds of bikers and friends turned up to watch the band, the disco and get involved with the auction and raffle.
We really hope this money and event will inspire more people to help and support Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary.”
Gary Cook, Sandy Edmunds and the Eye of Ra MCC
A big thank you to everyone who came to support Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary’s Race Night Fundraiser. The night was a big success and lots of fun was had by all. And a HUGE thank you to Di and her team from the Old Brewery in Old Dalby. Great food, great ales and a great atmosphere! Well worth a visit.
Pablo’s now has a dedicated page on the Melton Community Lottery site! It can be found here: Pablo’s on Melton Community Lottery
We’d like to wish Millie and Pablo’s pony Harvey the very best of luck in their new life together. Harvey went to his foster home at the beginning of the week and has settled well. He’s already a much loved member of the family and Millie has sent us some fab pics of him meeting his new friend and showing off his posh new wardrobe! We’re delighted that this lovely young pony has such a fab new start in life and look forward to all the updates and hearing all about his new adventures!
As I’m sure you have all noticed, we are now in the middle of a very cold, wet and seemingly long winter! During the winter here at Pablo’s, all of our horses and ponies are brought in from the fields and into the yard area and stables. This is the hardest time of year for everyone at Pablo’s and it is essential that we work hard to keep all of our horses and ponies well fed and in the best health possible. To achieve this, we rely on your generous donations.
As you know, you can donate directly to Pablo’s, but you can also contribute to the vet bills directly. If you wish to contribute directly to Pablo’s vet bills you can make arrangements with The Crescent Veterinary Clinic, based in Melton Mowbray. Their website can be found here: http://www.crescentvets.co.uk/index.html or you can contact them on 01664 562 142.
If you wish to contribute directly to Pablo’s food bills you can make arrangements with Buttercup Feeds, based in Melton Mowbray. Their website can be found here: http://www.buttercupfeeds.co.uk/home or you can contact them on 01664 481 206.
One again, everyone here at Pablo’s would like to thank all those who donate and contribute to the wellbeing of all our animals.