Fundraising horseplay for shoppers

NHUD11-1844-1''Terrie-Deene Lee, left, a volunteer with The Phoenix Children's Foundation, a national charity who support disabled youngsters with petting ponies brought a long 8 year old minature Shetland Bonnie to meet the public and raise funds on Hucknall high street on Saturday. The pair are pictured with 6 year old Shanelle Mellors of Hucknall.
NHUD11-1844-1''Terrie-Deene Lee, left, a volunteer with The Phoenix Children's Foundation, a national charity who support disabled youngsters with petting ponies brought a long 8 year old minature Shetland Bonnie to meet the public and raise funds on Hucknall high street on Saturday. The pair are pictured with 6 year old Shanelle Mellors of Hucknall.

SHOPPERS in Hucknall were hot to trot when it came to supporting a charity for disabled and terminally-ill children.

For the Leicester-based Phoenix Foundation brought one of its Shetland ponies to the town to help with a fundraiser last Saturday.

The horse, named Bonny, was stationed outside the Wilkinson store on Central Walk. He REINED in children who wanted to stroke the animal and adults who were willing to part with some cash.

In all, more than £200 was collected on what was the fifth consecutive year the charity has come to Hucknall.

Leanne Brindley, who is a manager with Phoenix, said: “Whenever we come to Hucknall, we get a lot of support. The good thing is that the money raised in the town will be spent locally.

“I’d like to thank everyone who made a donation. We will definitely be back again next year.”

n OUR PHOTO shows six-year-old Shanelle Mellors, of Hucknall, meeting Bonny, watched by Terrie-Deene Lee, a volunteer with Phoenix — DISPIC NHUD11-1844-1.