PENNY Ha'Penny Horse and Pony Rescue would like to extend our sincere thanks to a couple of groups that have recently helped raise some valuable funds to help with the ongoing costs involved in the care of the ponies in their care.

We would like to say thank you to Mo and the Malvern Under-13 Rugby Club who in July completed a day's bag-packing at Morrisons. They raised a fantastic £325, with the generous donations given by all of the local people.

The next thank you is to Sarah Vivian and the students of South Worcestershire College's Evesham campus, who recently took part in a sponsored walk and raised an amazing £206 in the process.

The college is about to start a new level 1 animal care course at the Malvern campus. This will mean there will be more opportunities for local people to learn about what they love and start out on a career path helping animals in the future.

Every penny raised and donated to the rescue is spent on the horses' feed and care.

These two most recent donations have been used towards a farrier visit and our latest vet bill.

Thank you again to everyone who took part in these two events, and to the generous people who donated to each of the fundraisers.

It really is truly appreciated by the horses, Sue and me.

Laura Penny