Eggsy has joined our nation of shopkeepers and opened a shop, with a little help from his friends!
This fabulous box of goodies came all the way from Germany, kindly donated by long term Eggsy friend Eleonore of Marburger Pferdchen. Thank you Eleonore.
They're now for sale in the blog shop along with a few other things and there will be more shortly.
But why a shop?
Well we need to do a bit of extra fundraising to help pay for winter forage.
We've been lucky and managed to source some mini-hestons of hay at £50 a bale, which is a good price for round here, and, if possible, we'd like to get a few in before the price goes up. It's bound to go up as winter sets in and demand gets higher.
We'd also been thinking that as we've received so much kindness from so many of you, thank you Rory, Philomena, Elizabeth, Claire, Norfolk Bea, Bronwyn, Diane, Nancy, Karen, Christine and our anonymous friend for your donations, that we wanted to "pay it forward" and donate 10% of any sale proceeds (exclusive of post & packing which is charged at cost) to help someone else help a rescue equine.
Then this week we had horrible news from Twitter friends in Bodmin that strangles had hit their yard. Not only is strangles a nasty contagious disease that can become potentially fatal it's also an incredibly expensive one. All equines who have been in contact with strangles have to be tested usually by swabbing the guttural pouch every 2 weeks, 3 consecutive negative swabs indicate that the equine is clear of strangles. As you can imagine this is a very expensive procedure which can go on for months and Bodmin Moorland Pony Rehabilitation are going to have the most horrendous vet bills.
So that's why we've opened a little Eggsy Shop in addition to Eggsy's GoFundMe and we'll be donating to 10% of shop sales revenue to Bodmin Moorland Pony Rehabilitation ~ paying the kindness we've received from all of you forward to someone else.
Eggsy is a rescue pony he was abandoned and left to starve by his owners as a foal. His care is funded by donations.
Would you like to help Eggsy?
Eggsy has a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds for his care, we'd be really grateful if you'd go take a look, share it far and wide via your social media and of course if you can spare some money please donate.
Help Raise Abandoned Foal Eggsy ~ GoFundMe
Thank you, Eggsy and I really appreciate it x