Lincoln-based equine welfare charity, Bransby Horses, is thanking a Wiltshire couple after they made a donation worth around £3,000 – including an industrial paddock hoover.
Karen & Bill Nimmo-Scott arrived at the charity base in Bransby in their camper van, camping overnight with their two dogs, on October 27 armed with a number of surprises.
After unloading thousands of pounds worth of tack (riding and horse care equipment), the pair revealed a paddock hoover from their trailer.
The machines start at £1,700, and distributers Predator People offered the pair a discount to aid with the donation.
On the site currently, there are 347 horses, each depositing on average ten piles of manure every 24 hours. That’s 3,470 poos a day for the staff to clean up.
The team say the generous donation will enable them to ease the poo-picking of the larger herds.
A spokesperson from the charity said: “From all at Bransby Horses, both two and four legged; we cannot express our gratitude enough.”
The couple lost their horse a few years ago but kept all of the tack. They were impressed with the work at the charity and decided it was the right time to donate.
Karen Nimmo-Scott said: “I have been supporting Bransby for about ten years. An elderly relative, who used to live with my husband and I, was previously a supporter and after she died I dealt with her affairs.
“While dealing with her mail I came to know about Bransby and so decided to become a supporter myself. I had never visited Bransby until September this year when I came with my husband, Bill.”