RESIDENTS in the Wetheral and Cotehill areas will see a parade of carriage-pulling horses and ponies head through their villages this weekend.

Sunday's charity drive is the second that has been organised by a group of local horse enthusiasts.

The last one raised more than £2,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance.

This time the cause set to benefit is the Oak Tree Animals' Charity.

Judith Nicholson has organised the event alongside Steven Houliston.

The charity drive will feature two horses, William and Frodo, who have been rehoused via the charity.

She said: "I'm looking forward to seeing all horses and ponies turn out on the day to support a local charity and raise money to help animals like William and Frodo find their forever homes.

"The villages we are going through are Wetheral and Cotehill, stopping at Fantails and the Greyhound.

"It's nice to get support from local businesses like Eddie Wannop Ltd, who have sponsored the event."

The last charity drive saw a procession of almost 20 horses pulling carriages travel around the Carlisle and Brampton, bringing smiles to the faces of many residents.

Judith, whose family farm at Heads Nook, said: “Quite a few of us in the Heads Nook area have driving horses. We pass each other regularly and get chatting.

"We decided to organise a drive and ended up turning it into a charity event."

Last time the group stopped of at village pubs in Hayton, Talkin, Castle Carrock and Heads Nook.