5 November 2020
If you visited Pleasurewood Chills, you may have noticed quite a few pumpkins around the park – one thousand to be exact!
So what happens to the pumpkins and the hay bales that were used to decorate the park now that Halloween is over?
Well, the good news is the teams at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Africa Alive and Pathways Care Farm have been able to put them to use.
Redwings Horse Sanctuary, based in Caldecott, is home to over 100 horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. Several members of the team came up to the park to collect the straw bales which they can use at their centre.
Kelly Hunter-Harl, Communications Office at Redwings Horse Sanctuary said: “We’re incredibly grateful and feel very touched by this kind donation from Pleasurewood Hills, which will help to bring comfort to our rescued horses this winter. Everything we do is 100% funded by donations from the public and, with our ability to fundraise being severely impacted by Coronavirus restrictions, donations like this really do go a long way. We appreciate it has been a challenging year for everyone, so for local businesses to go out of their way to help and think of us at this time is wonderful. Thank you Pleasurewood Hills!”
The team at Africa Alive in Kessingland, Hundred River Farm and Pathways Care Farm have also been to the park to collect leftover pumpkins which will be used to feed some of their animals.