Local equestrian superstore, R&R Country, took part in a fundraising event back in November and collectively raised £2,300 for Hope Pastures - the horse, pony and donkey re-homing and rehabilitation centre in Leeds.
The event known as 'Give Back Friday' took place in replacement of the traditional 'Black Friday'. Instead of joining the hustle and bustle that is 'Black Friday', R&R Country decided to give something back to the community with a fundraising campaign.
Speaking with Tina Addy, R&R Country's store manager at Hemingbrough (pictured above to the right), she described the challenges this year has brought about.
"It has been a very difficult year for small charities and we really wanted to show our support for the fantastic work they do at Hope Pastures."
On Friday 27th November 2020, R&R Country donated 10% of all their sales, both in-store and online, to the local charity.
These funds were warmly received by the charity. The money raised will be used to assist in the re-homing and rehabilitation of the animals in need at the centre and offsite.
Hope Pastures were thrilled to hear of the amount and described how much it would assist them over the upcoming winter months. Upon collection, Leonnie Martin (pictured to the left) thanked R&R Country for all their hard work and effort with the fundraiser.
"We were over the moon to hear that R&R Country raised £2,300 for us - it was fantastic to hear and it really boosted our spirits in what has been a very tricky year for us".
Looking to support this charity further? Hope Pastures are currently running a campaign to raise further funds (Big 30 Challenge). Due to the pandemic, Hope Pastures have been forced to cancel many of the scheduled fundraisers - these events are heavily replied on for income and the cancellation of them has caused financial strain for the charity. Take a look how you could help on their website page below.