Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day ~ The feast day of St Stephen

December 26th the day after Christmas, we in the UK know it as Boxing Day others the feast of St Stephen, patron Saint of horses. In recent years it's become almost synonymous with the post Christmas sales but it wasn't always like that.

It was once the day when alms boxes were emptied and gifts of money, collected throughout the year, distributed amongst the poorer folk of the community. 

St Stephen's day was a day when one helped those less fortunate than oneself, remember the Christmas carol Good King Wenceslas?

Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen,
When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even,

How he and his page gathered fuel & food to give a poor man warmth and a feast?

Ye who now shall bless the poor, shall yourself find blessing.

Wouldn't it be a little bit marvellous to help some horses on this day, St Stephen's Day, the patron saint of horses day? Especially as this year it also happens to fall on a #CharityTuesday.

So we'll be sending our donation from sales in Eggsy Pony Shop over to Bodmin Moorland Pony Rehabilitation to help toward their horrendous vet bills following an outbreak of strangles. You probably have your own favourite horse rescue who would be very grateful for a little financial assistance at this time of year when feed costs soar. 

Let's make it a new Boxing Day tradition to give to the horses!

 About Eggsy:

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

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