Charity faces crisis

By: Horse Deals

Charity faces crisis
Founder Ginny Hajdukiewicz
Trustees of the Lluest Horse and Pony Trust in the Brecon Beacons National Park are putting up a fight to keep the charity running.

The Trust owns a 40-acre farm, which currently cares for 30 horses and ponies and depends entirely on donations. The Trustees are urgently seeking financial support.

"Times for Lluest are the hardest they have been since the Trust was formed in 1985," said Barbara Metcalfe, who has been involved with the charity from the beginning. "Statistics and figures point to closure but there are dreadful consequences, one being that of the 30 animals in our care, at least 12, including a blind mare, would not adjust to a move and would have to be put down".

"Given financial support we can continue to make a real difference to the lives of many horses and ponies, both directly and with educational courses on the care and understanding of equines."

The Lluest Horse and Pony Trust was set up by Ginny Hajdukiewicz, who died from cancer in 1994 at the age of 38.
"We have reached a turning point," said Barbara. "We have a dedicated team of people behind us who are not ready to be beaten but we are also well aware of the reality of the situation. We are all committed to making a really big push to see of we can find the backing and help we need to continue helping, horses, ponies and donkeys, as much through education programmes as from emergency rescues and rehoming."

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