The Horse Trust is taking orders for its Christmas cards and 2010 calendar, which feature retired horses, donkeys and ponies living at the Buckinghamshire sanctuary.
The Horse Trust is taking orders for its Christmas cards and 2010 calendar, which feature retired horses, donkeys and ponies living at the sanctuary.
“Christmas cards and calendars are a vital source of income for the charity,” said Susan Lewis of The Horse Trust. “With the credit crunch, we’ve seen a drop in donations, so it would be great if people could support us by buying The Horse Trust’s Christmas cards and calendars this year.”
While charity Christmas cards sold by retailers pass on as little as six per cent of the cover price to charity, all proceeds from The Horse Trust’s Christmas cards and calendars go to the charity. It costs the charity around £17 a day to look after each horse at the sanctuary.
The Horse Trust’s Christmas cards cost £4 for a pack of 10 and the 2010 calendar costs £6.
The cards feature wintry scenes at the sanctuary and four of its current residents: Barkis, a Greater Manchester Police horse that retired to the sanctuary after developing arthritis; Briar, a hinny that retired to the sanctuary when Battersea Children’s Zoo closed in 2004; and Henry and Troy, two of the oldest donkeys living at the sanctuary (they are 26 and 30 years old respectively).
To place your order for Christmas cards or the 2010 calendar, contact The Horse Trust office on 01494 488 464 or visit www.horsetrust.org.uk/Pre-order-your-Horse-Trust-Christmas-Cards-and-Calendar/
You can also buy cards or calendars direct at the sanctuary – it is open every day of the week between 2 and 4pm.