A Dorset couple are holding a fantastic fun folk night in aid of horse welfare charity, The Mare and Foal Sanctuary.

Pete and Jassie Barrett from Alderholt are now selling tickets for the event on Saturday March 14th at Alderholt Village Hall at 7.30pm, featuring appearances from artists Jason Hinchey and No Fixed Abode. The couple kindly nominated The Mare and Foal Sanctuary as the beneficiary of profits from the evening due to their lifelong love of horses and having found the charity through poignant picture of one of its orphan foals.

Pete explained: “My wife and I have always loved horses, and when online we saw this touching picture of a foal lying across a teddy bear.

“He had lost his mother and cuddled into the teddy bear for comfort, and when we saw that the picture came from The Mare and Foal Sanctuary, we looked up more about their work and were so impressed with what we saw.

“We really hope lots of people come along for a great night so we can give a healthy sum to the charity.”

Sanctuary executive director Simon Avery said: “The photo of our orphan foal, Breeze was very poignant and we’re delighted it led Pete and Jassie to find out about what we do.

“The Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes horses in need and Breeze’s story is one of hundreds we have helped turn around for the better.

“We are so pleased and touched to be chosen as the beneficiary, and hope lots of people go along for a great evening.

“It’s only thanks to our supporters that we’re able to continue our work helping horses in need, so we’re very grateful for Pete and Jassie’s kindness in choosing us.”

Tickets are £9.50, also including an Irish stew supper, and are available by calling 07557 658098.

To find out more about The Mare and Foal Sanctuary visit www.mareandfoal.org call 01626 355969 or follow them on Facebook and Twitter @themareandfoal