November 14, 2019 10.21 am This story is over 31 months old

Over £4.5k donated for flood-hit Lincoln rescue horses

The charity is trying to rebuild after the devastating floods

More than £4,500 has been raised for a local equine welfare charity trying to rebuild from devastating flooding, which forced them to evacuate over 100 animals.

Heavy rain and flooding has affected various parts of the county in recent weeks, including at Bransby Horses near Lincoln, which cares for over 450 horses, donkeys, ponies and mules.

The welfare of the animals was put at risk by the floods, and since last Thursday the charity has moved more than 100 horses from its fields to safety.

Staff and volunteers said it looks like the flooding will leave a long-lasting impact on the charity over the next 12 months.

Bransby Horses’ site has been flooded. Photo: Bransby Horses

Bransby Horses set up a Just Giving page called ‘The Emergency Flood Crisis Campaign’ to support the devastating impact the floods have had on its land. At the time of writing it has raised £4,552.50.

Bransby Horses, which is close to the River Till, has seen human sewage and four feet of water on their fields.

More than 40% of the land that is used for grazing is now underwater and it could be a year before the charity can use them again.

The Environment Agency previously told the rescue centre to close their drain valves and voluntarily flood the site to prevent further flooding in Lincoln.

It is a long-standing agreement, which the charity full supports, but said that it has had a life-changing impact.

It has also caused the charity has also “made the difficult decision to cancel many of the key events we had planned over Christmas” – click here for more information.