A HORSE sanctuary in Oswaldtwistle is hoping for a visit from popular TV presenter Sherrie Hewson this weekend.
The Only Foals and Horses staff have formed links with the horse-loving Loose Women presenter ever since she visited the sanctuary with the Coronation Street cast in the early 90s.
Volunteer John Noble says Sherrie has been holidaying in foreign climes this week, but hopes she will make a special appearance at the sanctuary's Christmas fair on Sunday (13 December).
He said: "Sherrie has been a regular supporter of the sanctuary every since it started and said she would like to come to our Christmas fair.
"I got a message from her this week saying she was in St Lucia but will be back at the end of the week so we hope she will be there on Sunday."
The sanctuary, which loaned 'Dolly the Donkey' to Coronation Street in the 90s and keeps horses, sheep, goats and ponies, will be paid a visit from Father Christmas in their Christmas grotto.
There will also be a tombola, raffle and stalls. Entry is 50p and the fair will go on at the Redshell Lane sanctuary from 12-4pm.
For more information call the sanctuary on: 01254 239995.