Monday, September 21, 2020

Bransby Horses keeps on keeping on

The COVID-19 pandemic has been keenly felt by the charity sector and, sadly, Bransby Horses is no exception.

The equestrian charity’s gift shop, donated goods shop and café were all closed for 16 weeks from March 2020 and the financial loss to the charity has been significant. Profits from these key trading areas are used to support the vital work of the charity making them an essential income.

However, always keen to keep positive during the most trying of times, during the closures the charity has been busy making improvements to the visitor centre. It’s been more than eight years since the gift shop was first opened, so it was time for a face lift.

In late February, with the help of the in-house maintenance team, the team set to work making improvements. Of course, like any business or charity, keeping costs down is so important, so improvements were made by the ingenious recycling of old pallets and the repurposing of old units in new areas.

Clearly Bransby Horses are continually mindful of expenditure, ensuring that donated income only goes on essential purchases and investments.

Since reopening in early July, the charity’s visitors and supporters in the local community have come out in force to support and the charity have been truly touched by this.

“Bransby Horses hopes to continue to welcome our amazing supporters throughout the latter part of 2020 and into 2021, as they enjoy all of our site improvements and see how it all fits together to support the animals that so  desperately need us,” said Sally Crawford, Executive Director of Engagement & Income Generation.

The Visitor Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm with free entry but donations are gratefully received. The Café is open 10am – 3pm serving breakfast and lunchtime menus and during Autumn kids eat free.

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