Lincolnshire-based equine welfare charity Bransby Horses are offering a novel way to support them.
Buying one of their Gift Cards With a Difference means supporters can donate to them on behalf of someone else.
Maria Thompson said: “We know things are tough right now and just want to let our supporters know they can buy a gift of warmth, food or medical treatment for any of our residents – as a gift card to mark a special occasion such as birthdays and anniversaries.
“It means they can donate to us on behalf of someone they know would appreciate the gesture.”
Buying a Bransby Horses Gift Card with a Difference is a great way to help horses like Gerald.
He was found by worried members of the public collapsed in a ditch with maggots and lice all over his legs.
Rescued by near-by RSPCA centre he was then signed him over to Bransby Horses for the long term specialist care he needed.
At only two-years-old it was touch and go.
As well as advanced liver disease and severe dental problems he also needed a blood transfusion.
Bransby Horses External Welfare Manager Rachel Jenkinson said: “Despite his issues Gerald showed a real determination to get better. His conditions were difficult to treat as he had multiple issues but despite being close to death – he pulled through on more than one occasion.
“He’s a lovely pony and the team who work with him are very fond of him.”
Gerald’s case highlights the long-term investment required to fully care for horses and ponies in need and every gift card purchased helps fund their care.
Call 01427 788 464 or visit BransbyHorses.co.uk/gcwad