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02.03.2022

UPDATE: Last week, we told you about the damage across the sanctuary that had been caused by Storm Eunice. This included a field shelter that had collapsed and another that needed urgent repairs to the roof.

We have been overwhelmed by your support and have raised over £13,000. Thank you so much for your support to the Mare and Foal Sanctuary at a time when we really needed it.

Dawn, Director of Fundraising and Communications said: ‘This is enough to cover all the repair costs after Storm Eunice, including the purchase of two replacement field shelters.

‘We’re also able to use the funds to put additional interventions in place to prevent future storm damage. This includes organising a tree survey at each of our four sanctuary sites to help identify any trees that may have disease or be at risk of falling down in the future. There are also some trees we’ve spotted that need immediate professional removal. We will be able to do this with your donations. The chippings from these will be used for field gateways and paths for our horses and ponies. We’ll also leave some habitat piles for minibeasts.

‘Our four sanctuary sites are home to over 170 rescued horses and ponies and the storm damage was an unexpected addition to our general running costs. Your incredible support enables us to make the urgent repairs across the sanctuary and sustain our work in providing lifelong, loving care and support to our rescued horses and ponies. We look forward to keeping you updated when the replacement field shelters arrive.’

Thank you!

22.02.22

Unfortunately, over the weekend Storm Eunice caused significant damage across the sanctuary.

We’re sad to report that strong winds have completely destroyed a field shelter at our Honeysuckle Farm sanctuary and another shelter needs urgent repairs to the roof.

A large tree came down at our Upcott Park sanctuary which blocked access to the yard and fallen branches have caused damage to fencing. One of the big barn doors also suffered damage.

We were also left without power at our Yelverton sanctuary.

Thankfully, all of our horses and ponies were safely evacuated from affected areas and continue to be looked after by our knowledgeable grooms.

We rely entirely on donations to carry out our work. The estimated cost of the damage is expected to be £7,000.

A donation today will help towards our general running costs to sustain our ability to offer sanctuary for horses and ponies, including rebuilding after Storm Eunice. 

If you’re able to donate, please visit our JustGiving page.

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