Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary – New tractor

Volunteers and staff at Bolenowe Animal Sanctuary in Cornwall are celebrating the award of a wonderful grant of £20,000 from the Elise Pilkington Charitable Trust to enable them to order a new tractor for their farm – just in time for Bolenowe’s 30th birthday. The remotely-situated charity, whose home is just a couple of miles from Britain’s most southerly point on The Lizard peninsula, is home to around 70 rescued horses and other equines that are being cared for and, where possible, trained and schooled to go out to loving homes.

The sanctuary’s rescued residents range from virtually wild ponies to horses and ponies that have been saved from neglect or simply sad situations. Under the guidance of dedicated and expert workers, more and more of Bolenowe’s animals are being gently trained until they are suitable for rehoming with new loving carers. The chance now to buy a replacement tractor for the sanctuary, thanks to this grant, will help enormously with heavy every-day work on the wind-swept farm.

Valerie Blake, chairman of Bolenowe’s Trustees, said: “The Elise Pilkington Trust’s gift really gives our dedicated team a huge boost and will make their work so much easier – which in turn will help our four-legged residents. We are enormously grateful.”