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Multi-millionaire Fergus Wilson from Boughton Monchelsea replaces little girl's lost savings

Property tycoon Fergus Wilson has stepped in to help a little girl who used all her savings to get her pony back.

The incident that touched Mr Wilson's heart happened in Sevenoaks before Christmas.

Fergus Wilson has written the family a cheque for £150
Fergus Wilson has written the family a cheque for £150

Thieves broke into a stables in Riverhill and in the course of the break-in eight-year-old Sahara Treeby's pony Poppy and her mum's horse Bumble were allowed to escape.

Police found them running loose in the road and - not knowing where they had come from - placed them in a "green-yard."

When Sahara's mum, Angela Gibson, tracked them down, she was told there would be a £150 recovery fee to get the animals back - money she did not have readily to hand just before Christmas.

At that point, Sahara ran upstairs to empty her piggy-bank to help pay the fee.

Mr Wilson said: "I have also suffered in the past from people letting horses out onto the roads and also letting sheep out."

In December, Sahara Treeby handing over her savings to Kent Police to get her pony back
In December, Sahara Treeby handing over her savings to Kent Police to get her pony back

He said: "When I was a teacher in Park Wood in Maidstone, I found that little girls were often horse mad.

"I can understand how upset this girl must have been to lose her pony and it would be a great shame if she lost her savings too."

Mr Wilson has sent the family a cheque to cover the police recovery fee.

Mrs Gibson said: "We're very grateful. Sahara is delighted and is writing him a thank-you note now."

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