Alexandra – who volunteered for our Chichester branch before moving to Pulborough to set up her own animal sanctuary, was a British actress and sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s and won acclaim in her home country as the female lead of ITV’s occult detective series The Champions.

RSPCA South East branch operations manager Paul Williams said:
“Alexandra was devoted to animals and spent many years working tirelessly in Sussex to help animals and to support the RSPCA.”

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We helped to rescue a stray pony after he stepped onto the hard cover of a swimming pool in Chichester, and plunged through getting trapped between two sections of the broken cover.

The incident happened at a house in Marsh Lane, in Runcton, near Chichester on Thursday morning.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Marie Stevens said:

“I arrived just after the fire brigade at 7.30am to find the black and white pony up to his neck in the shallow end

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