Kilmarnock Horse Rescue host Autism Friendly Christmas Afternoon.


Kilmarnock Horse resuce charity in Ifield is asking for donations to help them through a difficult winter.

Kilmarnock Horse Rescue cares for neglected and abandoned horses ponies and donkeys.

They also arrange visits to a local mental health hospital, as a form of therapy for the patients, and hold family visiting days with Autism Support Crawley.

Patron of both Kilmarnock and Autism Support Crawley Anna Kennedy OBE  appealed to the generosity of the public.

“With Kilmarnock bursting at the seams, winter has been really tough for them,” she said.

“Hay, feed ,bedding and vet bills have resulted to more than they anticipated and they now requesting support for donations to the charity.

“In what we understand is a tough month for everyone, Kilmarnock and I as Patron are asking – if you’re able to help in any way you can then please do.

Anna Kennedy OBE has been Patron to both groups for over 3 years and are in their third year of hosting an Autism Friendly Christmas Afternoon with the Father Christmas. Tesco Crawley kindly donated selection boxes and Christmas snacks for all the families attending.

Anna Kennedy OBE and Maria Cook Chairperson of Autism.Support Crawley both share ‘It’s always such a wonderful afternoon and watching the children with the horses and ponies is always so magical.We are greatful to Kilmarnock for hosting this annual event’

If you would like to donate to Kilmarnock Horse Rescue Ifield please see their charity website.