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raised of £10,000 target by 206 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,917 to help tide us over after the fire at the stables. Everyone and every horse is safe but we need help to keep going please.

    Ockham, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 11th August 2017

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    We don't yet know what caused the fire at Rydings farm on 12th July but thankfully all of the horses are safe and no-one was hurt.

    That said, the damage to the Holistic Horse & Pony Centre has been extensive: Our freshly stocked feed and hay were ruined, as were our tools, quad bike, feed bins, rugs, machinery tractor, strimmers etc. We have nowhere to store fresh supplies as the lock ups were razed to the ground. The barn is also partly burnt down and unusable. The concrete stables are okay but covered in smoke and (thankfully) the main tack room is okay. We are hampered in cleaning up as we have no electricity phone or water. Please call 07801 567850 or email Thank you for anything you can manage big or small.

    The fire has cost us thousands. Although the insurance will eventually cover the works on some of the buildings, the tractor and some of the feed and hay, it will be quite some time before that is settled. The tools, barns, storage containers will not be covered by insurance and we will have to close, at least in part.

    We've been really encouraged by all the calls and offers of support from our community and are asking - from those who are able - for donations to tide us over until we can get sorted. Our friends are putting this JustGiving page it's being written the fire service is still on site and preparing to be there all night.

    It's all a bit of a shock



    • Wendy Firmin Price4 years ago
      Wendy Firmin Price

      Wendy Firmin Price

      4 years ago

      Update 5 wow 62% thank you, every day we are humbled by the very generous donations of time money & items.Special thank you to Helen for organising donations from the cathedral.The painting is 2/3rd way through (thanks all the sat & sunday riding club kids) We are still desperate for shipping containers or someone to transport donated ones.Thanks Paul for clearing the area ready for them Wer'e not out of the woods yet so please keep sharing We may not have electricity but we are powering our way through this thanks to your overwhelming support

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    • Wendy Firmin Price4 years ago
      Wendy Firmin Price

      Wendy Firmin Price

      4 years ago

      Update 4. Well it hardly seems a week since the fire! We are at nearly 60% of the target achieved in first week.Thank you. We had a successful night at Merrist wood tack sale & some of the donated items we had surplus of raised just over £200, although I did come home with more than I went with! Thank you for the extra donations. considering we have no electricity we have made massive progress with the cleaning & painting, a special thank you to Gallien & his gang that came over from Belgium just for 2 days! Thank you to everyone helping xx

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    • Wendy Firmin Price4 years ago
      Wendy Firmin Price

      Wendy Firmin Price

      4 years ago

      Thank you for all the continued sharing. We have started to sort all the massive donations of horse "stuff" and are continued to be overwhelmed especiallly by some of the touching stories behind the rugs, headcollars, yards people had. We can now get on with painting thank to extremely generous donations from customers and B & Q doing us a "deal". Each day we are reduced to tears -not from what the fire has taken away and destroyed in thousands- but what it has given to us and birthed. Priceless !! xx

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    Page last updated on: 8/8/2017 17.31



    • Anonymous


      Aug 8, 2017

      In memory of Tone Doc Mills

    • Betsy Carpenter

      Betsy Carpenter

      Aug 7, 2017

      Lovely to see such wonderful words of support - keep smiling Wendy, there is light at the end of the tunnel... Betsy, Barney and family xxx

    • Lucy Bowden

      Lucy Bowden

      Aug 4, 2017


    • Sara Griffiths

      Sara Griffiths

      Aug 4, 2017

      Hoping this will help, keep up the good work Wendy! From Sara, Graham and Abi xx


    • Anne Scotland

      Anne Scotland

      Aug 3, 2017


    • Hannah Sparks

      Hannah Sparks

      Aug 2, 2017

      So sorry this happened. I hope you get up and running again as quickly as possible.


    • Susie Little - Tower House Horses

      Susie Little - Tower House Horses

      Aug 2, 2017

      So sorry to hear about the fire - what a shock. I hope you reach your funding target.


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    Wendy Firmin Price

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    Ockham, Surrey, United Kingdom

    The Holistic Horse and Pony Centre in Ockham suffered a huge fire on 12th July destroying machinery, feeds, bedding, rugs, hay and much more. Thankfully all horses and humans are safe and sound.

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