Cow­ell lends sup­port to horse refuge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A BE­LEA­GUERED horse refuge has been given The X Fac­tor.

Sara Ross, owner of Moons Green sanc­tu­ary for abused and aban­doned horses in Wit­ter­sham, vis­ited mu­sic im­pre­sario Si­mon Cow­ell in his Kens­ing­ton of­fice dur­ing the re­al­ity show’s hotly-con­tested fi­nal af­ter he called out of the blue to lend his sup­port to her cam­paign to raise a daunt­ing £600,000.

The horse refuge needs to raise the money by Jan­uary or face evic­tion and the slaugh­ter of many of its an­i­mals as a re­sult.

A host of celebri­ties have al­ready lent sup­port to save the refuge, in­clud­ing ac­tors Jenny Sea­grove and Martin Shaw and Heather-Louise McCart­ney, el­dest daugh­ter of Sir Paul.

Mr Cow­ell’s call was a sur­prise, with Ms Ross still un­sure how he found out about her plight.

Ms Ross said: “He was ab­so­lutely de­light­ful – re­ally lovely and warm.

“He wants to help and wanted to know more about the refuge. He feels we are worth sav­ing.”

Ms Ross needs to buy the land to pre­vent the evic­tion af­ter news that the land­lord needed to sell up.

Ms Ross said: “We need peo­ple to pull to­gether. If every­one gave us a ten­ner, we would be there.”

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