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Thank you very much to Elizabeth Bartley who has raised £160 through her Christmas hamper raffle held at Colberry Equestrian, c/o Foxes Riding School. Pictured are the raffle winners mother and daughter Daisy and Chloe.
Christine Fletcher, Beth Joule and Carol Rudd with Elvis at Penny Farm. These lovely ladies ran the North West Irish Draught & Hunter Show for 12 years; this show has now been incorporated into the Northern Irish Draught Show and so they have closed the account and our £350.00 is a quarter share of the remaining proceeds. As well as being excellent fundraisers for World Horse Welfare, Beth also has a pony on loan from us - World Horse Welfare Victor!
Thank you very much to Equine and Canine Solutions who held several client evenings over the winter to raise money for World Horse Welfare. Rachel from Equine and Canine Solutions presented the cheque for £320.76 to World Horse Welfare Field Officer Rachel and her horse William!
Thank you to Ceri Jayes who recently collected another £221.67 for World Horse Welfare at Tescos in Kingsbridge, which takes her running total to an incredible £4,100. Pictured are Gary Wills the store manager, the horse loaned to Ceri by Countrywide and Paul Hay.
A huge well done and thank you to Lewis Sutton who last year climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for World Horse Welfare, raising a total of £1,281.75. A truly incredible effort!
Thank you to Ashbrook Equine Hospital who raised £260 from a recent client evening and have now raised more than £830 for World Horse Welfare! Here is Field Officer Rachel Andrews being presented with the cheque.
Thank you to our young supporter Billy-Jo who recently donated £261 after holding an equestrian sale to raise funds for World Horse Welfare. Billy-Jo has donated over £290 in total and has received all of her Junior Club awards! Below is a photo sent to us by Billy-Jo after her recent visit to Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Ruth Harvey who raised £500 at a party to mark a special birthday, and asked for donations in lieu of gifts. Ruth made an incredible horse-themed cake (pictured) which weighed 40lb and sported a World Horse Welfare rosette from one of our pleasure rides which Ruth attended.
This painting was done by one of the liveries at Carol Buchan’s yard from their St Trinian’s Style Sports Day which they held at their yard. They raised a fantastic £140!
Thank you very much to Wendy Harper who raised £44 at her first dressage event at a new venue. Pictured: Nell, Smudge and Wendy
Thank you so much to Oscar, aged 8, who held a fundraiser at his home with a cake stall, raffle and games including pony jump courses!
Big thanks to Janet Stewart who organised the Rushmere fun ride back in July to raise funds for charity. The day raised £399.60 for World Horse Welfare; Janet has now raised over an incredible £3000 for the charity. Thank you so much!
Thank you very much to the girls at Hill Farm Equestrian & Pony Club Centre in Suffolk who raised a whopping £76.60 through a cake sale and fun day as part of their Pony Club fundraising badge.
Thank you very much to Helen who ran the Edinburgh Marathon and has raised an amazing £158.04 for World Horse Welfare.
Thank you to Dorothy Hickson and her granddaughter Phoebe (pictured) for knitting and selling these chicks & eggs to raise funds to improve the lives of horses!
Thank you very much to the Level 1 students from Hadlow College, Shooters Hill, Welling, Kent who held an open day celebrating the colleage facilites and student success. The bake sale and tombola raised a fantastic £130!
Thank you very much to Rita and Vic Lankester who raised an amazing £197 through having a collecting tin in lieu of gifts at their 50th Wedding Anniversary party. Rita & Vic's support extends to having rehomed two horses from World Horse Welfare - Patch and Dylan.
Derek and Sue Izzard and friends celebrated the WHW 90th anniversary by holding a coffee and cake morning with a prize draw and a name the pony contest. Kind donations were provided for the draw from Clive and Ellen Knott, Tempsford farm shop, Geoff and Lorraine Titmus, Woodview Farm shop, Mr Stephen Green and Mrs Maureen Mellor plus other small prizes donated on the day. We raised £358.54 plus £20.0 worth of WHW draw tickets sold. Pictured is Mr Michael Muir doing our master of ceremonies bit and friends participating.
Thank you so much to Lynne and Tim Dare - Lynne organised a birthday party for her husband Tim, which raised an incredible £400 in total from donations in lieu of birthday gifts.
Thank you to Nicky Spencer who has raised another £150 for World Horse Welfare from her Clip Clop sales. Nicky also auctioned off a cuddly toy horse signed by Clare Balding. Nicky has Crumble on loan from World Horse Welfare Penny Farm and went along to one of Clare's book signing with her daughter Evie.
Thank you to Dee Williams and Peter Phillips who raised a total of £269.14 from an introduction to Carriage Driving Day and a Quiz Night with the BDS South West Wales Area 36.
Our brilliant supporter Sam Gannon has been fundraising for us by knitting and selling these adorable toys - so far she has raised €40!
Jean Salter at her latest car boot sale, she raised £200 for us this time. Jean holds these regularly and her total donations come to just over £5,132 for us to date.
Here is Rebecca Sansom who raised a total of £141.73 organising a sponsored hack around Cotgrave – unfortunately she could take part as she broke her toe though!
Here are Christina and John Woollacott who have donated £309 from their 10th wedding anniversary, having donated originally to us in lieu of gifts at their wedding.
Here is Sarah Bartlett who raised £340 for us competing in the Man Vs Horse marathon at Llanwrtyd Wells on 11 June this year.
The showjumping day held at Ian Stark’s equestrian centre on 1st August by the Lothian and Borders Committee of the Scottish Committees raised £370!
Enormous thanks to Karina who cycled, Fleur who swam and Elaine who ran, whilst taking part in a triathlon relay event in memory of their friend Pam who passed away from Motor Neurone Disease. They chose to support us and Rowans Hospice in memory of Pam. They raised £419.33 for us and we are incredibly grateful to them.
Here is Pauline Corker who dyed her hair purple for a fundraising stunt and raised £282 for us. You look fabulous Pauline!
Here are Bennachie Pony Club visiting Belwade Farm donating their £70 raised as part of their fundraising badge.
Reaseheath College have chosen us as their beneficiary for their fundraising this year. So far they have donated £125 to us and their events are ongoing.
Mollie McKillop raised £105 at her secondhand tack table top sale on 25th June. She handed her donation to Belwade Farm and had her photo taken with Jane, our Director of Finance.
Rambo and Levi, two rescue ponies from Penny Farm, were the stars of the show when the garden at their new home was opened to the public. Over £1800 was raised for charities supported by the National Gardens Scheme and £365 was raised for World Horse Welfare.
Naomi Keay raised £230 holding a fundraising stall at the MAD Fundraiser (Making A Difference) organised by the Northmuir Primary School. Thank you!
Judy Hill donated £21 raised from selling her surplus equine books at their Spur of the Moment BBQ and ride.
Charlotte Strachan aged 11 has raised £100 for us at her Dressage and Showing Competition. Well done Charlotte.
Janet Breed has just done another fund raising event Commemorating the Centenary of WW1, raising £327. Janet holds rides each year for us and the Blue Cross as well as producing and selling the purple poppies and badges in November in memory of the horses in war.
Eloise White raised £8.33 for us after she came to a birthday party a few weeks ago. Here she is meeting Dale when she made her donation.
Kings Equestrian Centre held a dressage to music evening on 4th June and raised an amazing £3600, which was split equally between World Horse Welfare and The Teddy Trust. Pictured below are Donna and Stacy Partlett with Wally & Alfie as Air Ambulances.
World Horse Welfare Baxter cannot only turn his hoof to in-hand showing and driving but also comic opera! His rehomer Claire Armet raised £378.52 in collections following his debut operatic performance. Well done Baxter!
Angela Humphrey's wonderfully written Memoirs of a Party Animal follows her life-long dedication to animal welfare. Profits will be donated to 50 animal charities.
Sarah Thompson and her daughter Zara Harrison braved the 2016 Virgin London Marathon along with Matt Carlick, Laura Williamson, Dale Witheridge and Becky Taylor. Thank you to the runners and their sponsors. Between the six runners they raised a staggering £7,000!
Our very own Field Officer John Cunningham ran the St Helen's 10K, raising £752.99. Thanks to John for going the extra mile (or 6) to help the cause he works so passionately for.
Kind-hearted Kaitlyns Hartley visited Penny Farm to donate £19.80 of pocket money she had saved up. This isn't the first time Kaitlyn has shared her pocket money to help ponies like Cedar, pictured, so a huge thank you!
Long-term supporter Lesley Jones has been selling plants to raise funds for us for many years and to date has raised over £5,900. Lesley won't take the glory but her plants can!
Julia Clasby, who is one of Glenda Spooner Farm's most active volunteers, held a tea dance which raised £363.20.
Minnie Atherton, Lilly Redman and their friends at Leweston School in Sherborne raised over £114. Minnie and Lilly came along to our Glenda Spooner Farm to present their donation to Yard Supervisor Sara Jerman.
A special thank you to Ruth, Emma, Tash, Claire and Matt of Robinsons Country Leisure in Cannock who held an Equine Quiz Night at The Redmore Inn, which raised £307. Well done to the winning team (pictured).
The Morgan Sports Car Club took a pitt stop at Belwade Farm's Bistro to refuel on coffee and cake during a spring outing. One member, Dr Lawrence Lowe, was so impressed by our work he and his wife returned with his £40 Grand National winnings as a generous donation. Thank you.
Isla Wilson raised an amazing £130.04 by taking part in the Garioch Run. Isla wanted her four-legged friends at our Belwade Farm to benefit from her sporting success. Thanks Isla!
Many thanks to Dee Leach, rehomer to World Horse Welfare Mearns, who raised £160 at the Emergency Services Day at Falkirk, which she kindly donated to us.
Thanks and well done to Ilana and Rosa Epstein who held a coffee morning to raise money for World Horse Welfare and the RSPCA. They kindly sent us a donation of £85.84.
Olivia (13) and Jemima (10) did a sponsored onsie ride and tack clean at Christmas and raised £160!