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