HAPPA were extremely pleased to welcome Pendle Mayor, Councillor Rosemary Carroll and Mayoress Mrs Carol Belshaw- Goulthorpe to Shores Hey Farm recently.
The Mayor and the Mayoress visited the Charity on Tuesday 9th May to see the work that HAPPA does at Shores Hey Farm to transform the lives of neglected and abandoned horses, ponies and donkeys.
Shown around the site by HAPPA’s Senior Equine Care Officer, Emma, the guests met quite a number of the 59 residents at the Centre, including the adorable HAPPA Pie. They also visited the Yvonne Gregory Isolation and Assessment Unit where rescued horses begin their journey to rehabilitation.
HAPPA’s Julie Rickwood-Gan and Sarah Arthur explained; the journey Shores Hey Farm has undergone particularly the major development project completed in 2016 and plans for a new educational room, the vital work supported by donors, sponsors and volunteers which allows the Charity to continue to investigate cruelty and neglect, rehabilitate and rehome equines, how the Charity educates the public and equine owners about animal welfare.
“HAPPA’s 80th Anniversary means so much to the Charity and celebrating during 2017 by hosting prestigious guests such as the Mayor of Pendle reaffirms just how important HAPPA is to the local community. It was a pleasure to show the Mayor around the Centre and look forward to a return visit” said Julie Rickwood-Gan.
Shores Hey Farm Black House Lane, Halifax Road, Briercliffe, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 3QU