Carmela and Louis tie the knot and raise money for the Sanctuary

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Carmela and Louis tie the knot and raise money for the Sanctuary

A huge thank you to horse loving couple Carmela and Louis Watkins who recently tied the knot, asking family and friends to donate to us instead of buying wedding gifts.

The couple got married in May and their wedding raised more than £300 for the Sanctuary.



Louis said: “We love horses and frankly neither of us needed another toaster, so we thought this would be a perfect solution.”

New wife Carmela, who is thinking of volunteering for us, said: “We are life-long horse lovers and we’re very impressed by the work of the charity.”

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Community Fundraiser Jen Bowden took the couple – who had a wedding salute using riding crops on their big day – on a tour of our South Manor retirement yard and our Beech Trees veterinary centre.

She said: “It was so lovely for Carmela and Louis to think of us. It’s great to know we were part of their special day. We can’t thank them enough.”

If you would like to raise money for the Sanctuary email