Melton Times Article 25.11.10

Melton Times 1st Article 25.11.10


Today the Melton Times launches its Christmas Appeal for Pablo’s Horse Sanctuary. The animal charity, based in Long Clawson, provides a refuge for homeless, neglected and abused horses.

During Advent we will be asking our readers to dig deep and show their support for Pablo’s – and you can do so by donating money, time or goods in kind.

Pablo’s was founded by Carole Fielding, of Melton, six years ago and now looks after more than 60 horses and ponies.

The registered charity (No 1116394) relies entirely on public donations and is run completely by volunteers so every penny donated is spent only on the horses and ponies welfare.

As winter sets in the charity is facing a number of challenges. It has taken in lots of horses and ponies during the recession and is running out of fields to rent while the price of hay is soaring.

Carole, who is currently receiving treatment for breast cancer, is juggling trips to the hospital with intensive physical labour in the fields, and volunteer support, which is now more vital than ever, is thin on the ground.

Even food to keep the horses and ponies sustained over the coming months is running dangerously low.

Carole said “It’s a difficult time for the sanctuary as for the first time we are completely full”

There are so many ways in which you can help:
DONATION: Hand in your donation or make a cheque payable to Pablos Horse Sanctuary and drop it off at the Melton Times office in Nottingham Street. Alternatively you could set up a standing order with your bank.
ADOPT: Adopt a horse for a year as an unusual Christmas present for just £20. You will receive a certificate, photo and a quarterly updates.
HAY: Donations are desperately required.
VOLUNTEER: Get stuck in and volunteer your time.  Weekend volunteers are particularly needed but all who can spare time are incredibly welcome.
FUNDRAISE: Hold an event such as a cake sale or become part of Pablo’s fundraising team.

For more information call: 0774 562 8684  email or visit

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