Welsh community raises money for ponies hit by snow

A Welsh community has been raising money to buy hay for hillside ponies struggling in the bitterly cold weather.

People in Blaenau Gwent, South Wales, have raised more than £1,500 so far to help the animals.

The hillside ponies in the Welsh Valleys have been struggling in the cold weather. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The ponies have been unable to feed sufficiently as the snow and icy conditions have stopped the spring grass from growing.