Fairy Rose is a mane attraction as Marie Curie campaigners collect charity cash in Hitchin town centre

Fairy the Shetland pony joins Marie Curie Cancer fundraisers in Hitchin

Fairy the Shetland pony joins Marie Curie Cancer fundraisers in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

Children enjoyed a special visitor to Hitchin as a Shetland pony paid a visit to help a charity fundraiser – helping to raise more than £600.

Fairy the Shetland pony joins Marie Curie Cancer fundraisers in Hitchin

Fairy the Shetland pony joins Marie Curie Cancer fundraisers in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

Fairy Rose was on hand in Market Place to support the Marie Curie team who support people living with terminal illness and their families.

The six-year-old, who is stabled in Ickleford, proved to be a big hit with youngsters and adults alike as her presence helped raise cash and awareness for the charity.

Treena Mckelvie from Ickleford Equestrian Centre said: “There was a lovely atmosphere on the day.

“Fairy Rose really enjoyed all the attention the children gave her.

Fairy the Shetland pony meets the public with Marie Curie Cancer fundraisers in Hitchin

Fairy the Shetland pony meets the public with Marie Curie Cancer fundraisers in Hitchin - Credit: Archant


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“She was really well behaved and loved being there – and it was nice to help support a good cause, too.”

Marie Curie’s Lucy Watson said afterwards: “The event was fantastic. It was very enjoyable.

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“It was nice to see everyone’s reaction to Fairy Rose, especially all the children who loved stroking and patting her.

“We raised an amazing £608 on the day in and around the town centre.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in Hitchin for their support and generosity.”

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