AN animal re-homing centre in Rolleston opened its doors to around 300 people at the weekend for a fund-raiser and open day.
Blue Cross greeted visitors with horse demonstrations, refreshments and were even introduced to some of the abandoned and homeless equines at the centre.
Despite downpours, the event ran from 10am until 3pm and in that time managed to raise £1,500 for the centre.
All of the money raised at the event will go towards helping the horses and ponies being cared for at the centre.
Tamzin Boyd from Blue Cross in Rolleston said: "We were so pleased to see so many local animal lovers from the area join us on the day, even though the weather was awful.
"We were very unlucky, as since then it has been sunny and dry.
"We hope everyone who came along enjoyed their visit and discovered more about our work helping needy horses.
"Blue Cross does not receive any government funding so it relies on the support of the public and events like this to continue its vital work."
To find out more about the centre's work, the horses that are in need of homes or to make a donation, visit www.bluecross.org.uk