Helping protect animals in the name of love
A non-profit equine rescue centre near Alicante has been the fortunate recipient of a significant monetary donation made in the name of love.
When Ciudad Quesada residents Isabel Sanchez and Ivan Lopez began to plan their April 29 wedding, they knew they did not want to give their guests the usual party favour that ends up forgotten in a drawer.
Instead they generously opted to donate €500 to Rojales’ Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre on behalf of each guest – enough to feed 10 rescued horses for a month.
“We like all animals and love nature,” Ivan said. “What was most important to us was that we chose a charity that really looks after their animals and uses their donations well. We appreciate how difficult it must be for the rescue centre to do their work, but believe it is completely necessary work.”
Rescue centre co-founder Sue Weeding said, “We’ve never had a donation related to a wedding before. It’s so lovely to know that a young couple thought of us when planning their wedding day. We hope they have a truly special day.”
The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre relies entirely on donations to fund its important animal welfare work, including the feeding and care of the centre’s more than 90 horses, ponies and donkeys rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment.
Donations of cash or items for the centre’s network of eight charity shops across the Alicante province are gratefully welcomed. A pick-up service is available to collect large donated items such as furniture and each shop also offers a delivery service for large items purchased in-store.
Anyone interested in making a donation, becoming a long-term sponsor, or volunteering at the rescue centre or in the charity shops can call Sue on 652 021 980.
The Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre, located just outside Rojales at Partido Lo Garriga, 59, opens to the public on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm and 4pm. Free horse tours run throughout the afternoon and refreshments are available in the café. For more details and directions, please visit www.easyhorsecare.net.