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Closed 28/11/2016

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£345raised of £7,500 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £345 to SOS (Save our school) We urgently need help to keep our special needs children riding this winter.

    Location
    Willow Farm near Skegness, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Monday, 28th November 2016

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    I'm in a wheelchair, since being paralysed in an accident many years
    However, for almost 30yrs I have run a riding centre which caters for all children, including those with severe special needs or learning difficulties.
    We are based in a beautiful but deprived rural area in Lincolnshire. My aim has always been to give any child, whatever their circumstances, the opportunity to learn to ride and love ponies, not just those children whose parents could afford lessons.
    Willow Farm is a non profit making Pony Club Centre where we offer weekly subsidised sessions for just £4 to members. Every penny goes into the ponies welfare and upkeep of the facilities.
    We are very proud to have been established for nearly 30yrs, but it is an enormous financial struggle to keep the Centre going. Watching the children progress, grow in confidence, and seeing the huge enjoyment it brings to their lives keeps us determined to meet all the challenges we face.
    15years ago a legacy enabled us to install an all weather rubber surface which allowed for safe riding throughout the winter. This year disaster struck as the surface, which has been slowly disintegrating over the years, is now becoming unusable. For the children to keep riding, we desperately need help to raise £7500 for it's renewal, but literally do not have the funds.
    We urgently need any donations however small to help us achieve this target. Any amount would be so gratefully received and enormously appreciated by all of us here at Willow Farm.
    Many thanks.

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    • Susan Evans

      Susan Evans

      3 months ago

      Susan Evans

      Thanks to everyone who supported our Dog Show! We had so much fun, so many dogs, met so many nice people and raised £480 for the fund! We can now order the membrane for the base of the surface! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

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    • Susan Evans

      Susan Evans

      4 months ago

      Susan Evans

      A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has donated, we are really touched that everyone has been so nice. One of our Ridung School Mums did this board for us yesterday and we are organising a DOG SHOW on Sunday 28th Aug - this Sunday! Come and join in! We have classes for all dogs incl wag guest tail and fancy dress. We also have tombola and 'guess the number of Bonios in the jar'. Will let you all know how much we raise!

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    4 months ago

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    14

    • Karen, Damien, Jasmine & Louis xx

      Karen, Damien, Jasmine & Louis xx

      Sep 4, 2016

      Good luck, sorry we can't give more xx

      £10.00

    • Rachel & Owen

      Rachel & Owen

      Aug 21, 2016

      Best of luck!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 20, 2016

      £15.00

    About the fundraiser
    Susan Evans

    Susan Evans

    Willow Farm near Skegness, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

    My name is Sue. Ive been in a wheelchair 40yrs now since I was paralysed in an accident in my 20s. Ive always loved ponies, I rode as a child and it was always my dream to run a riding centre where everyone could share my passion for ponies. www.willowfarmholidays.co.uk.

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