A petting zoo has been given a new lease of life thanks to volunteers from British Airways, Nestle, and Uxbridge College.

Pets Corner in Petworth Gardens, Hillingdon, which has been run by Stan Atkins for 36 years, was relaunched on 18 December.

Staff from Nestle in Hayes built five new stables for the Shetland ponies and installed new security gates, and volunteers from British Airways cleared paths, put up information signs, and repaired damaged pens.

Students on the Key Challenge course at Uxbridge College created leaflets and posters which will be displayed and distributed around the local area to promote Pets Corner and appeal for volunteers.

At the relaunch event, the Mayor of Hillingdon Councillor Brian Crowe gave a speech and presented the winner of the competition to name the pony, Ryefield Primary School pupil Samuel Brammell, with his prize. The pony has been named Sparky.

The work was co-ordinated by Hillingdon Business Forum.

Vicky Carmichael, Team Leader for Key Challenge at Uxbridge College, said: "Key Challenge students always get involved in a community scheme as part of their studies, and they particularly enjoyed being part of a project working with animals.

"This task gave students the chance to work with Stan, learn more about Pets Corner and the local community, working as a team, and use their computer skills to produce the leaflets and posters."


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