Redwings is thanking supporters after being awarded silver in the People’s Choice category at the Charity Film Awards in London last night (Tuesday 22nd March).
The charity’s animated film about blind Clydesdale horse Boo was selected from over 300 charity entrees and was a finalist in the £5-20 million category at the red-carpet event, which took place at the Odeon Luxe, Leicester Square. As regular contributors to Everything Horse, we wanted to extend the congratulations by publishing the news.
Lynn Cutress, Chief Executive of Redwings, said: “We are absolutely over the moon that our film about gentle giant Boo has been recognised in this way.
Watch the film here
‘A Second Chance for Boo’ was produced by Norfolk company Immersive Studios and narrated by Norfolk-born actor and writer Stephen Fry.
“Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us.
“The film was made in 2020 to help raise money for the horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in Redwings’ care, and we’re really happy that Boo’s story has captured the hearts of those who voted.
“We hope that this will mean even more people will see this wonderful film and choose to support our work.”
Boo had lost the sight in one eye to cancer and was cruelly shot causing him to lose the sight in the other before coming to live at Redwings. He lived at the charity’s Hapton Headquarters for 12 years.
Lynn added: “He was a huge favourite amongst staff and visitors, and there remains a Boo-shaped hole in our hearts after we lost him just before Christmas. This is such a lovely tribute to him.”
The Charity Film Awards celebrate the use of film by the third sector to change mindsets and raise awareness of good causes and the work they do. They are organised by Smiley Movement CIC, the non-profit organisation for social and environmental good that is sponsored by the original Smiley™ brand and aims to drive positive change in the world.