22nd September 2023
Horse Sense Wirral has been selected to receive a £1,000 donation as part of Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards, which is giving over £1million to charities for the fifth year running.
With the current cost of living and fall in donations, this award will go towards our vet and feed costs.
The animal’s welfare is paramount and these two costs are ongoing all year round. With the current high temperatures in the weather, Horse Sense Wirral will need to buy in hay throughout the summer months when the grass is not growing.
Members of the public were invited to nominate good causes. Winners, including Horse Sense Wirral, were drawn at random.
The charity was founded by Amy Pirie (chair) in 2007 and gained Charity status in May 2013. Horse Sense Wirral has rescued 246 horses and over 350 small animals in that time.
The charity specialises in geriatrics and has an outstanding success rate with emaciated animals, offering intensive 24/7 care.
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive at Benefact Group, said, “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good Awards.
“Benefact Group is the third largest corporate donor in the UK and has an ambition to be the biggest. Owned by a charity, all of its available profits go to good causes, and the more the Group grows, the more the Group can give.
“We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”
7th April 2022
SAY HELLO TO HONOR.
21st March 2022
SOME BIG THANK YOUS WE NEED TO CATCH UP ON.
Firstly, a massive thank you to Pets at Home Foundation, who awarded us a grant at the end of 2021 towards our Vet and Winter feed bills. You will remember we had several poorly ponies needing hospitalisation last summer, which drove our vet bills to over £10,000. Although we were chipping away at this, with ongoing treatment it seemed impossible to get on top of. You all helped get us near our goal and Pets at Home Foundation gave us a whopping £16,914, which helped clear that and help towards our winter feed which was is in the region of £10,000 per month, with hay and hard feed at that time.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Marchig Animal Welfare Trust, who awarded us a £5,000 grant at the end of 2021 towards our veterinary care and feeding costs. With huge winter outgoings, their support is a massive help to the smooth running of the charity, and keeping the animals in good health.
We really need to say a massive thank you to Irby Pets, who have supported us for many years. Their pet shop and customers never fail to get behind us and give us ongoing support, ongoing support is what keeps us providing the best care for our residents.
A big shout out to Dave at Brand 9, who after hearing our public plea last summer offered to do us this lovely new website. We have kept it simple as before but I am sure you will agree it’s looking great and more up to date.
We have so many businesses, supporters who help the charity survive. We can’t physically name you all, but rest assured we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for every penny we receive. Every donation, every purchase on raffles, auction, online shows, calendars etc, feeds the animals and keep them in the best of health.
So we want to give a general massive thank you to everyone who plays a part in keeping our residents safe, warm and fed.
As we near the end of Winter our bills have crept up again, with no grants available at the moment, so we are truly relying on all of our supporters to give every penny or pound they can afford, to give us one last push through winter please, we appreciate all you do ❤
January 25th 2022
We’d like to say a huge Thank you to Lush for supporting us with a grant to replace old barbed wire fencing with post and rail. Making it safer for the horses. Lush have been a masive support to us for many years now, and they make a huge difference to many charities.
January 9th 2022
We’d like you to meet Lady Penelope, who we collected this afternoon. She is a 14yr old Welsh Section C who is in a very poor state as you can see and we will be working hard to get her back to good health, she is not in immediate danger but will be seen by our vets first thing in the morning, to be checked over and any tests, treatment or medication required will be done.
As always we ask for your help so if anyone would like to get something for Lady Penelope she will need various rugs both Stable and Turnout, to keep the chill out, preferably Ruggles brand as we think these would fit her thin frame best in size 5ft 3in.
Or you can make a donation towards Lady Penelope’s care to:
Horse Sense Wirral
Ref: Lady Penelope
A BUSY NIGHT OF NEWBIES
December 1, 2021
INTRODUCING RHIAN AND TUDUR
July 28, 2021
Whilst we aren’t taking in any animals at the moment until our finances are back on the straight and narrow, we are able to keep up our commitment to the Carneddau Mountain Ponies thanks to regular donations from the Carneddau area, specifically for these ponies. Rhian (named after Rhian McFadden who has been keeping a close eye on these 2 for us) and Tudur have been being kept a close eye on by the guardians and volunteer vet for several weeks, as Rhian was quite poor after foaling, but she soon picked up and is just now a little bit hippy, but then Tudur was looking quite poorly and was scouring, but again the scouring stopped and the vet was happy with him, he was doing great until Thursday when Joel and Jasmine (our volunteers) found him on a visit, very weak and much smaller than he should be at 3 months of age, so between the whole team of guardians, Ellie the vet, Jackie and I, the decision was made that he obviously has something going on compromising his immune system and that they should both come off so we can investigate what’s going on with him and treat him accordingly, we suspect that he may be another, like China, who didn’t get enough colostrum when born, but we will know more when our fabulous vets visit tomorrow. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and as always please make a donation towards their vet bills if you are able to.
Huge thank you to the team who brought them off the mountains.
Our new arrival, delivered by Amy (Chair) at 3.44am on 23rd May. Amy was completely overruled by husband Shaun and the volunteers when it came to naming the new arrival. Amy who would much rather remain low key and get on with looking after the animals or in fact helping anyone in need, helped mum deliver baby. The team felt it only fitting it should be named after Amy.