12 / October / 2017

Herd’s big round-up!

Herd’s big round-up! image

October sees us bid a very sad farewell to the wonderful 24 life-size horses that have been part of the Herd of the Hospice? campaign.  Firm offers could be placed on the horses throughout September, with all of the horses going to live auction on Wednesday 11th October.  The camapign has raised a stagering £100,000 to date. 

We are completely overwhelmed by the response the herd received, thank you so much for your support.  The herd had a very busy summer grazing in parks and public spaces across East Kent and West Sussex; four were even lucky enough to visit Ascot for the September race weekend!  So many people joined the herd and posted selfies with the horses on social media.  We have received so much positive feedback about the fun the herd encouraged and as always, we are so grateful to the community we serve for their support with the campaign.

For the first time, all of the 24 herd horses were available to view together at the Herd Public Exhibition, Royal Victoria Place, 3 October – 13 October.  The herd were joined by 29 ponies designed and painted by local schools.  The climax of the campaign was the sale of the herd horses, all of which are now galloping to their loving new owners.  

If you loved seeing the herd horses in your local area this summer it’s not to late to text to donate in support of the campaign.  Text herd to 70660 to donate £3 to Hospice in the Weald.

With huge thanks to:

* All of the Herd of the Hospice? sponsors;

Yeomans, Ardula, Big Yellow Storage, Charter Tax, Kent and Sussex Courier, Fidelity, Conway, ID&C, Millwood, Royal Victoria Place, Savills, Tesco, Tonbridge School, Vitabiotics.

* All of the artists that designed and decorated the horses

* The removal teams, Steward Transport and D.C Groves and Son

All of the schools that took part and decorated wonderful ponies

* The suppliers, Chilstone

The community we serve for joining the herd.

If you have any queries regarding the Herd of the Hospice? campaign please contact Becca Hill- Communications and Marketing Manager, on 01892 820502 or becca.hill@hospiceintheweald.org.uk