Remus Member Announced as Horse & Hound Volunteer of the Year 2020
By: Remus Horse Sanctuary
Mrs Fordham started volunteering at the Sanctuary in 2013 when, at age 74, she was recovering from cancer. Ms Burton recalls, "I remember Esme visiting one evening to bottle feed Jess the mule. She said, 'if only I was younger, I would be able to help.' Now, 7 years later, her help has become invaluable.
Esme Fordham, now 81 years of age, has been a member of the Sanctuary for many years. She provides assistance by helping in the office, overseeing the volunteers and much of the fundraising, including organisation of the popular Afternoon Teas which are held during the summer months.
"The award is to recognise the sacrifices made by those wonderful volunteers who enable countless others to enjoy their horses, sport or profession week in, week out, through their incredible dedication and selfless actions – and this is certainly true of Esme," said Ms Burton.
The Horse & Hounds Awards, in partnership with NAF, have been virtual this year and the innovation means equestrian fans around the world can be part of the celebration.
This year's awards celebrate the heroes of the past decade (2011–2020)
Mrs Fordham said, "I'm delighted and honoured to have won this Award and I am so grateful to everyone who voted for me. I am proud to be associated with Remus and be involved in the wonderful work they do."
For further information, visit https://www.remussanctuary.org/
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