Members and supporters of the National Foaling Bank are being asked to scrutinise their bank statements as a matter of urgency and check that their standing order has not been returned.

The National Foaling Bank, which has over the past 43 years answered more than 72,000 urgent calls for foaling help, also offers a vital service, matching foals of dead mares to mares whose foals have died.

But now Johanna Vardon, who set up the organisation in 1965, is worried about the future of the service that relies on membership subcriptions and donations.

A problem at Miss Vardon’s bank means hundreds of members and donors’ standing orders will have been returned to them unpaid and she cannot find out which supporters this has affected.

“This [The National Foaling Bank] is something I have worked at striven toward for 43 years and now it’s as if we do not exist,” said Miss Vardon.

“We cannot survive without funds, so I would ask all our supporters to check their bank statements and see if their money has been returned to them.”

If you have been affected please call Miss Vardon on 01952 811234 for details of how to make your payment.

www.nationalfoalingbank.com