UK students walk for Easy Horse Care
We were so honoured and flattered when we heard about a group of students from the UK who have done their bit to help Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, by taking part in a 13-hour non-stop walk to help raise funds!
The equine students from Easton College in Norwich walked the Angles Way – which stretches for about 50 miles between Thetford and Great Yarmouth. They were inspired after hearing about the work we do at the Centre and seeing photos of the abuse and state of some of the horses they have rescued. Seven girls, all studying Diploma of Horse Management Studies took part but 3 of them are taking their commitment even further and are coming over to Spain. Claire Locksmith, Nikita Mason and Emily Purnell are flying here in the summer to volunteer their time and spend 2 weeks at Easy Horse Care to personally hand over their monies raised and to find out first hand the work we do and how the money they raise will be spent.
Fellow fundraiser, Jess Cutler told their local newspaper, the Eastern Daily Press, "We are all really passionate about horses from doing our course and our tutor got us in touch with the charity. Once we had all seen the photos of some of the horses we were all very distressed by what we saw."
The 13 hour dawn until dusk walk started at 6am they had beautiful weather until around 7pm when the heavens opened! The students have now decided to keep collecting until they finish college in June when Claire, Nikita and Emily will travel here. Their trip and experience's here will be featured in Pony magazine, the UK's leading horse and pony magazine for teenagers who have just done a double page spread on Easy Horse Care in their latest edition which can be viewed on their website www.ponymag.com.