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Another week just whizzes by …. this week on Drive I spoke to Ernie Clark from Hopefield Animal Sanctuary who popped in to speak about what they are up to. Ernie, who’s got an MBE for his work, told us about the animals they’ve rescued recently at the sanctuary, including some donkeys. It seems unfortunately they often see the worst of how animals are treated as they often come across horses and other animals who’ve been kept in very bad conditions and even hit. Ernie, who’s now in his 80s, has come into Phoenix before and did tell me they named a pig after us some years ago when he came in – and it’s still at the sanctuary now! Great stuff. They’ve got events coming up to raise money for the sanctuary including a ghost hunt in the secret nuclear bunker in Kelvedon Hatch in June. There’ll be a medium there and paranormal investigators as well! It’s all being filmed for a TV series, so if you want to head along go to the sanctuary’s website, where you can also check out the work they do and more about them – www.hopefield.org.uk/. Ernie was saying they’re always looking for donations as they need thousands of pounds every week to keep going. He did say they have £250,000 or so from a house that was donated to them from a lady who passed away – but that’s only until her husband doesn’t need it anymore – and that was 10 years ago…which is great in some ways but not for the sanctuary….
Also headline hits this week were mainly about the election result all week and at first the coalition talks that went on, then the buddy-buddy press conference between Cameron and Clegg in the sunny rose garden so we had songs like Praying for time George Michael, walls come tumbling down Style Council, Starship Nothing’s gonna stop us now, and It’s the falling in love by Michael Jackson as well as lots of others….
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