Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust Donates To Blue Cross
12 years agoLeading animal charity The Blue Cross is honoured to have received a generous donation of £50,000 from The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust. The funds were raised at a spectacular auction held at Sir Peter’s annual luncheon in London last November and through the sales of the Trust’s beautiful Christmas cards, which are based on original work donated by some of the world’s leading artists. The Blue Cross is proud and extremely grateful to have been one of the privileged recipients for many years. Kim Hamilton, chief executive of The Blue Cross said: “We so appreciate the Trust’s generous contributions towards the work carried out by The Blue Cross as we face an ever increasing demand from homeless and abandoned horses and ponies across the UK. “As we rely on donations to provide our rescue and rehoming services, such a generous gift will enable us to remain a place of refuge, providing shelter and veterinary treatment for the horses and ponies who desperately need our help in this tough economic climate.” Since its inception 16 years ago the Trust has distributed just over £3 million to the six animal welfare concerns to which it is dedicated: The Blue Cross, the Brooke, Compassion in World Farming, World Horse Welfare, Racing Welfare and the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre. Last year (2011), The Blue Cross took in 166 unwanted and abandoned horses and ponies at its two equine rehoming centres in Burford, Oxfordshire and Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire. Over 600 Blue Cross horses are on long-term loan in homes across the UK. The charity receives no government funding so it relies on public donations to continue its vital work. To find out more or to make a donation, visit www.bluecross.org.uk. To find out more about the Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust visit www.thevoiceofracing.com.
3rd February, 2012 11h36