Cash will help with Hillside’s high hay bills

In the bleak midwinter hungry animals take a lot of feeding so staff at West Runton's Hillside Animal and Shire Horse Sanctuary were delighted when Cromer's Co-operative supermarket handed over a cheque for �704.

The cash came from the proceeds of recycling bins at the store.

'This donation will really help us feed and care for the rescued animals at Hillside. It is especially welcome over this cold winter when hay prices are so high,' said sanctuary spokesman John Watson.

The sanctuary, whose main base is at Frettenham, opened in West Runton about three years ago and cares for a wide range of farm animals there, many rescued from intensive farming.

Zoe Wright (second left), manager of the West Runton sanctuary, is pictured receiving the cheque from Co-op representatives, from left: Lisa Skinner, Stu Muirhead and Jayne Sadler-Barker. Picture: SUBMITTED