With Christmas just around the corner, the time for festive thoughts and charitable deeds has arrived, and so a life member of the ILPH is throwing open her home to host a charity dinner and auction in aid of the league’s European transportation campaign.
The Bonnings of Beachamwell Hall, in Norfolk, will be welcoming fellow ILPH supporters into their home on Friday 12 December for a four-course supper including wine, plus champagne raffle and the chance to bid for a unique royal visit.
Sir Michael Oswald KCVO, National Hunt racing advisor to the Queen and former director of the Royal Stud at Sandringham, will be speaking about the ILPH’s work to reduce the suffering of horses transported across Europe for slaughter during the evening.
Supporters at the dinner will have the opportunity to bid for a guided tour for four people of the Queen’s Royal Stud, which is not usually open to visitors, by kind permission of the Queen.
Melanie Edwards of the ILPH says: “We are very grateful to the Bonnings for offering their home in this way and to Sir Michael for arranging the Royal Stud visit.
“The ILPH relies entirely on voluntary income and it is only through the generosity of our supporters that we are able to continue our work, both her and abroad.”
Tickets for the dinner cost £30 per head and can be purchased by contacting Melanie (tel: 0870 366 6953).