Bristol-based equine charity HorseWorld will be heading to London this month to pick up an RSPCA award for their animal welfare work.

HorseWorld will receive the Elsie MJ Evans Awards at the RSPCA’s annual meeting in Kensington on Saturday 28 June.

The Elsie MJ Evans award was created in memory of Peter Evan’s late wife. When Peter died in 1975 he left £200 in his will to the RSPCA to go into an Elsie MJ Evans award fund — to reward a recipient for outstanding kindness or an act of bravery to an animal annually.

RSPCA chairman Mike Tomlinson will present the charity with cheque for £100 as well as a signed certificate for winning the award.

Jerry Watkins, HorseWorld’s welfare manager said: “We have a very good working relationship with the RSPCA and it is a privilege to be involved with such a well-respected animal welfare organisation.

“The HorseWorld team takes great pride in its work with mistreated and neglected animals, especially when we are able to improve that animal’s quality of life and give it a second chance. To be given this award and public recognition of our work is the icing on the cake.”

HorseWorld in Whitchurch rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes horses, ponies and donkeys and works at a grass-routes level with the RSPCA — attending welfare calls with RSPCA inspectors, advising on the condition and care of neglected horses and taking animals into the centre.

Richard Masling, RSPCA Chief Inspector for the South and South West added: “HorseWorld have always been available and quick to respond when we’ve needed them and this award is a well deserved recognition of their continuing support.”