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Beauty Queen shows support for ‘Ugly Duckling’


January 5, 2016



HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) were delighted when a very special guest offered to get behind the Charity’s recent campaign to ‘Make-Over Mandy’.
Miss Lancashire Galaxy 2015/16 visited the Charity’s Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Burnley to meet a recently rescued pony who needs a lot of care.
Make-over Mandy the Centre’s ‘Ugly Duckling’, was rescued in October in an extremely poor condition. She was severely malnourished, had a heavy worm-burden and lice infestation. Scruffy in appearance and in desperate need of veterinary, dental and farrier attention, the team at the Centre have set to work to ‘make-over’ this ugly duckling into a beautiful swan.
When the team at HAPPA were contacted by Miss Lancashire Galaxy, Kelly Sagar a local HAPPA supporter, they knew that the two had to meet.
Kelly explains “It was a big surprise to be chosen as Miss Lancashire Galaxy, it was something I had entered not thinking I would get very far. We have the national competition coming up very soon, but in the meantime I decided to use my newly found fame and title to do some good for a Charity close to my heart.”
Julie Rickwood-Gan HAPPA Development Officer explains “We know that HAPPA Mandy will never win any beauty contests like Kelly has, but we hope that the two of them meeting will help us to continue to spread the word about the care that Mandy needs. Mandy certainly has already come a long way and we appeal to anyone who would like to support her to get in touch. All the team at HAPPA wish Kelly all the best for the National Finals, HAPPA Mandy and the team will be routing for her”.
HAPPA Mandy is currently working with her Equine Care Officer, Lucy, to begin to trust humans again, she is very shy and still needs to continue her treatment programme before hopefully being matched with a Forever Home.
You can track HAPPA Mandy’s make-over progress on HAPPA’s social media page or by visiting the Centre. Anyone who would like to contribute to Mandy’s care is urged to contact the team on 01282 455992.