Schoolgirls raise over £110 for HorseWorld by selling cakes

A group of youngsters from a Somerset primary school have raised over £110 for a West-Country horse rescue charity by selling homemade cakes.

Joanna Wilson, Olivia Wade, Laura McMillan and Poppy Tuaima from Milverton Primary School in Taunton held a bake sale in aid of HorseWorld, a charity that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes horses, ponies and donkeys in need and raised a grand total of £110.16.

“We were aware of the fantastic work that HorseWorld do as we rehomed our pony from their centre.” Said Joanna’s mother, Emma Wilson. “He had been wild when he was rescued and he is the sweetest pony you could wish to meet now and a real member of the family. We came to the charity’s Open Day in October where we got to see pictures of some of the scenes the staff are faced with when they arrive at the scene of a rescue and learnt what can be involved in their rehabilitation. We all felt compelled to help.”

After the sale, the girls visited HorseWorld again to present their cheque. HorseWorld Grooms, Caroline Beek and Caitlin Macaulay showed them around and brought Gracie-May, a heavy horse rescued from horrific neglect back in 2001, out to meet them.

“We would just like to thank these lovely young ladies for their fundraising efforts” Said Caroline. “The money will be used to pay vet bills and towards buying hay and feed for the horses. With around 140 horses on site at the moment, we are so grateful for the money they have raised.”

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Article by: Amy Williams

Posted on: 18th November 2014