CROSSKENNAN Lane An-
imal Sanctuary has re-
ceived a £300 comm-unity grant from Power NI, Northern Ireland’s leading energy supplier.
The Antrim based animal sanctuary was nominated to receive the community funding by Power NI employee, Maria Fyfe, as part of the company’s staff sponsorship scheme ‘Help-ing Hands’, which gives staff the opportunity to put forward local groups and organisations to receive funding. Thanks to the donation, the group was able to purchase much needed equipment, such as head collars, lead ropes, wheelbarrows, shov-els, durable hoses and buckets.
Crosskennan Lane Animal San-
ctuary, a registered charity since 1996, is the only welfare and rescue organisation for horses and ponies in Northern Ireland, providing volunteering opportunities, work experience, Animal Therapy and education.
Power NI are delighted to support Crosskennan Lane An-imal Sanctuary by providing funding for new equipment which regularly needs updated as it can be damaged by the horses and through general wear and tear. With the help of Power NI, the sanctuary was able to purchase a range of essential tools and accessories including a number of large wheelbarrows which allow the staff and volunteers to safely transport heavy loads of waste and feeds in a safe manner.
Grateful for the funding, Pow-er NI employee Maria Fyfe commented: “As a volunteer at Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, I am delighted that Power NI can help a small, independent charity providing care to approximately 100 animals daily. Like all charities our fundraising efforts have been impacted by Covid so all support is gratefully received. The equipment will help all the volunteers and staff who work tirelessly to look after all the beautiful animals that have been entrusted into their care.”
Founder and manager of Cross-
kennan Lane Animal Sanctuary, Lyn Friel, commented: “We would like to thank Power NI for the grant of £300 that will help us buy much needed equipment and tools for use in the sanctuary.
“This equipment is needed to help our volunteers and staff complete daily tasks and provide the best care to the animals.”