Local girl, Eve Corrigan, 11, visited Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare on Saturday 29th June to present a very special cheque for £150. Eve has been raising money in memory of her own horse, Bracken, who passed away earlier this year. From cake sales to odd jobs, Eve has raised this money for the charity, so that neglected and mistreated horses and ponies can be cared for and get a second chance at life.
Having loved and cared for her pony Bracken for 18 months and being the best of friends, Bracken became ill with a tumour and the difficult decision was made to euthanise her. Since that moment, Eve has dedicated her energy to raising funds for her favourite equine charity and a place which she had visited many times with her family.
Eve worked hard raising money by holding a cake sale, a toy sale and by doing jobs for friends and relatives. When Eve told Bransby Horses she had raised £150 for them, they invited her to their site for a very special tour, to meet the team and some of the four-legged residents too.
Eve Corrigan said:
“I will really miss Bracken and still love her so much so I wanted to do something to help other ponies and horses. I wanted all the sadness I felt about losing my own pony to become something positive. I am so pleased to have been able to raise this money and hope it makes a difference to the hundreds of animals this charity helps.”
A spokesperson from Bransby Horses said:
“Eve has done something so special for us and the ponies we rescue and care for. It is because of very special people like Eve, that we can continue to do the work we do. On behalf of the team and the residents here, a huge thank you Eve, from the bottom of our hearts.”
Bransby Horses has been rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming equines for more than 50 years and in the last six months alone, the charity have taken in 52 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. The charity now has almost 1,000 animals in their care, with 444 on site and 520 in foster homes. To find out more about the charity, the work they do or to learn about ways you can support them, please visit: www.bransbyhorses.co.uk