Residents have been flocking to Impulse Hair and Beauty Salon on Hallcroft Road in Retford to buy hand-knitted chicks and help raise money for Bransby Horses. More than 3,000 Easter chicks were knitted by supporters of the charity and the team at Impulse have since been selling the chicks, with chocolate eggs inside, to customers and passers-by.
Enthusiastic knitters from across the country have been busy creating the colourful creatures since December with boxes of the little woollen gifts arriving at Bransby Horses from January. Impulse Hair and Beauty were keen to get their hands on the chicks, to sell in their salon in the lead up to Easter and also raise funds for the charity.
Kelly Smith from Impulse Hair and Beauty said:
“We really wanted to support this amazing charity who do so much good work to save and protect hundreds of horses and donkeys. I have visited the place so many times with my daughter and I’m always in awe of the work they do. We knew the local community would support us but we never imagined we would raise more than £800 in a matter of weeks! Thank you to the busy knitters for giving these to us and all our customers and supporters who have popped in to pick up a few, in exchange for a donation to Bransby Horses.”
Luke McDonald Individual Giving Fundraiser from Bransby Horses said:
“The fact that people have given up their time to create hundreds of these wonderful Easter chicks, the team at Impulse have been busy selling them and people from the area have been buying them, in turn supporting us, is amazing. We are so grateful to everyone involved! The funds from this will go to the continuation of our work rescuing, caring for and rehoming horses, donkeys and mules in need of help, across the UK. Without supporters like these good people, our work wouldn’t be possible so from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much.”
Local community fundraising is one of the most important aspects of monetary support that Bransby Horses receives, spreading awareness of the charity and giving a much-needed boost to the charity’s funds so the team can continue their work. Bransby Horses relies entirely on the support of the public, with no statutory funding, meaning every penny be put to the best use possible, helping horses, donkeys and mules in need.