Giving rugs to charity ?

eekmon

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A friend of mine has recently had her pony pts

She has 2 really nice newish stable rugs & 2 turnouts all nice condition. If she has them washed & re proofed is there anywhere that would take them for charity?
Either that or she will have wash ect sell & give the money to a good cause.
 

luckilotti

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I would suggest that a smaller charity would be ideal as i know that one of the larger ones near me just sells off any items they get donated, for next to nothing, ie - canvas turnouts are £3 and any other turnout rug is only £5! IMO, smaller charities who actually use them would benefit much more.
Sorry to hear about your friends pony
 

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I had a load of rugs that I offered to give to the ILPH however they said they could only accept them if I had them professionally cleaned and they were still in the bags after washing !!

I sold them on ebay instead.
 

eekmon

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I think she would quite happily wash / re proof them. Its a hassle to sell on e bay so think she wants just to give to some one less fortunate than herself/charity . Said I would ask on here for her. They are 5ft 3 ( i think )
 

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What a lovely thing for your friend to do after her sad loss. Some of the smaller sanctuaries would definitely be delighted to receive them I would have thought. Lots are struggling, especially with donations being down due to the credit crunch.
 

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Thanks for that, will go and check out some of the more local ones, don't really think sending to a big one & them flogging them off cheap would be a good thing for her to do
Just wanted to know if they would take rugs as a donation .
 

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We had a whole load of rugs and other assorted tack; head collards lead ropes etc. I offered them to ILPH, who never got back to me and so I took them to Horse World in Bristol. They were delighted to have the donation.
 
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