Sanctuary donations

PUBLISHED: 13:36 11 January 2007 | UPDATED: 21:30 29 May 2010

Sara Ross surveys the damage caused by high winds - Pic: Michael Boyton

Sara Ross surveys the damage caused by high winds - Pic: Michael Boyton

THE Willow Tree Horse Sanctuary that was devastated by a high winds just before the New Year is still in need of funds. Following the article published in the Dunmow Broadcast last week, Sara Ross who runs the sanctuary has received phone calls from peopl

THE Willow Tree Horse Sanctuary that was devastated by a high winds just before the New Year is still in need of funds.

Following the article published in the Dunmow Broadcast last week, Sara Ross who runs the sanctuary has received phone calls from people asking how they can donate money.

There are two ways people can send in funds. The first is by sending a cheque, made payable to 'Willow Tree Sanctuary', to Willow Tree Sanctuary, Mill Farm, Mill Lane, Finchingfield, Braintree, CM7 4PQ.

Or you can pay money into the charity's HSBC bank account. The account number is 70868361, sort code 40-45-31.

"The horses are still traumatised by what happened," said Sara Ross who runs the sanctuary with her husband Alan. "One horse, called Ben, hasn't been coping very well at all and collapsed in the field a couple of days ago."

Until funds are raised to rebuild the stables, the homeless horses are at the mercy of the weather and it is important that horse rugs are found.

Lynn Hernick, manager of HACS Shop, Latchmore Bank, Little Hallingbury, has donated some horse rugs, as has Irene Ridler from Pond Farm Rugs in Black Notley.

Michael Horton, owner of Pulfords of Dunmow, in the High Street, Great Dunmow and Stalleys Barn, Littlebury, said that throughout January, anyone buying a new rug from either of his shops will get a 10 per cent discount if they bring in an old useable horse rug for the sanctuary.

Also, anyone who buys a bag of horse feed from either shop can, at the same time, donate money towards the sanctuary, which he will put towards horse feed that he will personally deliver.

David Murray from Clip Clops Saddlery in Beslyns Road, Great Bardfield will also give 10 per cent off new horse rugs if the buyer brings in an old useable horse rug for the Willow Tree Sanctuary. He is also offering the shop as a drop-off and collection point for any other donations.

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