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How cute!! Penny Farm resident Dale the Shetland pony with some of the donated items. Pic: WHW How cute!! Penny Farm resident Dale the Shetland pony with some of the donated items. Pic: WHW
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Rags for Nags recycling drive raises cash for charity World Horse Welfare

By Katy Islip

General news

28 February 2012 09:24

A recycling drive in aid of a horse charity has raised almost £800 towards its vital work.

World Horse Welfare (WHW) held its Rags for Nags event during the recent half-term holiday, asking people to drop off their unwanted old clothes, household textile, shoes and handbags at its Penny Farm rescue and rehoming centre, near Blackpool.

The donated items have been sold to a textile recycling centre, raising £792 for WHW – beating both last year’s donations and fundraising total, with the cash going to support the charity's work helping, rescuing and rehabilitating horses in need.

Penny Farm’s visitor centre officer Zoe Clifford says: “We are really pleased with the amount of donations we received.  In total, we collected 1320kgs which is 40kgs more than last year! 

“We would like to say a big thank you to those people who had a good clear out at home and brought in their unwanted things. 

“It’s a great way to help the environment too as the items are put to good use as they’re recycled.”

Penny Farm is open to the public every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday between 11am and 4pm.

To find out more visit www.worldhorsewelfare.org or call the centre on 01253 766983.