A FAMILY heirloom has been donated to help the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre.
The porcelain statue of a rearing stallion by German sculptor Gustav Gossenburger from Von Schierholz and Sons, will hopefully raise much needed funds at a charity auction to be held next year.
The piece was given to Looking Good Boutique in La Zenia by regular customer Clare le Duc. It has been in her family since her father returned from Germany with it in 1948. Clare has always loved the statue but felt it would be better used to raise funds and awareness for horses right here on her doorstep.
Looking Good Boutique hosts regular fundraising events for the rescue centre and presented co-founder Susan Weeding with the statue at their recent charity fashion show. Owner Louise Brandley said: “We used our Looking Good Curvy Lady Fashion Show event to officially present Susan Weeding with the rearing stallion statue. Clare made the presentation with Taffeta looking on, a miniature horse who was in desperate need when she first arrived at Easy Horse Care.
“She perfectly demonstrated how important their work is and what a difference their intervention can make. Taffeta was so thin when she arrived that her hip bones pierced her skin, now she is round enough to qualify for an appearance at a ‘curvy’ lady fashion show!”
Susan added, “We are very grateful to Clare le Duc for making this special donation, and on behalf of Looking Good Boutique and Easy Horse Care rescue Centre we would like to say a huge thank you, her generosity is very much appreciated.”
Details of the charity auction will follow in the New Year.