A second chance for equines in need

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Together, we're fundraising for local animal charities and sanctuaries through our Community Champions scheme. Here's just one of their stories.

From horses and ponies to mules and donkeys, charity Bransby Horses has almost 1,000 equines in its care. 

Around 420 of them live on its site at Bransby, near Lincoln, and more than 500 live in foster homes across the country. 

Many of them have been rescued from mistreatment and neglect, and the charity works hard to give them a second chance at life.

York arrived at Bransby Horses after he was found running along a busy main road with his friends, and no owner ever came forward to claim him. He was rescued with three other, very nervous, equines called Lincoln, Leicester and Hamilton. All four needed a lot of care and patience to gain their trust.

In the aftermath of the severe flooding of Bransby Horses land in November 2019, like many of his friends and other equines across the charity site, York is feeling the impact of challenging conditions. 

At the Peter Hunt Yard, where York lives, much of the land was under inches of water and cannot be used for months. York and others like him at this yard need to find a foster home soon.

Bransby Horses is just one of the local animal sanctuaries and groups being supported until 7th March through Lincolnshire Co-op's Community Champions scheme

Every time a member shops with their dividend card, money goes into the pot. Proceeds from the carrier bag levy and colleague fundraising go towards the total too. 

It means that when you spend at Lincolnshire Co-op this Christmas, you'll be giving a boost to Bransby Horses and all the horses, ponies, donkeys and mules it looks after.

And by supporting the charity, you're helping it push through what is proving to be one of the most challenging periods in its history due to flooding. 


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