Shona Brash from Links Garage, Port Seton in Scotland, has completed our Walk for War Horse with her handsome horse Indie Beau Scotia (‘Indie’).
She tells us: “We’ve walked 48.6 miles in the beautiful countryside around Indie’s Seton Sands home and we shared our adventures on our Seton Sands Community Ponies facebook page.
“We set up a GoFundMe page and have currently raised £1,325, which will be split equally between four great causes – War Horse Memorial, Frugaldom, Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary and East Lothian Animal Rescue and Advice. The local newspaper covered Indie’s journey, so we’ll keep the fundraising open for another few days in case others might like to contribute.
“Indie’s mum was in a dreadful state when she came to us almost six years ago. We had no idea she had a ‘passenger’ on board, but I know she’ll be every bit as proud of her lad as we are, when she hears of his adventures. Thanks so much for allowing us to be part of the Walk for War Horse challenge.”
Shona has been a supporter of ours since we started War Horse Memorial three year’s ago by selling our purple poppy pin badges at the garage. Port Seton is on the coast of the Firth of Forth, in East Lothian. Links Road Garage has served the local community since 1932 and continues as an independent garage workshop & MOT Testing Station, petrol forecourt and shop. Shona and Indie have already got the local community behind their efforts to raise funds for our good causes, and they will be taking delivery of our new boxes of pin badges next month in time for the launch of this year’s Animal Purple Poppy Fund on June 8. If you would like to help us by selling pin badges please contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org