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    Weʼve raised £940 to help Gul provide a new portacabin style building at its outdoor riding center at Shrewton for the staff and visitors to keep warm & dry

    Shrewton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 31st March 2018

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    Story

    I am writing to you about a small local Charity, which has transformed the life of my daughter.

    Founded in 2006 by a small Christian community church with the aim of transforming the lives of vulnerable people through outdoor activities, God Unlimited Outdoor Therapy (Gul) has now grown to serve over 150, primarily young people aged 8-18 each week from the local area and beyond.

    Each month Gul provides over 600 hours of therapy to people of all ages’ faiths and needs. The charity’s principal activity is Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) alongside outdoor learning programmes and physiotherapy from its centre at Riverside, Shrewton, Wiltshire and support for veteran’s mental health at its residential centre, The Bustard, Shrewton Wiltshire. EAT is defined simply as using horses to enable the well-being of individuals to improve. All the Gul staff are passionate about helping people achieve their full potential.

    Our daughter first attended Gul in February 2017 when we arranged for Bella to be assessed and then visit for a couple of hours. We have never published or spoken out socially about the difficulties, Bella was injuring on a day to day basis from being bullied, sadly at one point we felt we lost our daughter, she became very withdrawn, quiet and all confidence and trust in others was lost and gave up on all her out of school activities. Bella was diagnosed with high-level anxiety disorder; this had a very big impact on her and at such a young age was devastating for us as parents.

    On driving up the long track to Gul the first words Bella said to me were “Mum I think I feel safe here" wow! That brought tears to my eyes as this visit could have gone one of two ways, since the first day attending, Bella has never looked back. After several lessons at Gul Bella started interacting more and finally found her voice again over time with the help of Gul she has been able overcome some of her biggest challenges, if Bella could eat, sleep and drink Gul she would.

    Gul would love your support

    At this time of year it’s very cold, wet and is dark in the afternoons. All staff and volunteers at Gul love what they do and work there come rain or shine. Gul has just installed a new solar system and has finally been able to provide electricity to the facility but still rely on a small Gas cooker to heat water for cups of tea when it is very cold. We would like to ask for your support to help Gul provide a new portacabin style building at its outdoor center for those that visit the charity, its hard working volunteers and staff.

    There are several ways you could help: Perhaps you or your workplace could organize a group volunteer day to help Gul construct their new building, the charity has done this before with companies such as Tesco, Lloyds Bank and The Highways Agency and they have been great fun and helped the charity a lot. You could donate materials the charity can use for its projects, any building materials would be gratefully received or simply by providing donations via the links on Gul’s website or in cash at any of their sites. Whatever help you offer, it will be very much appreciated by all staff and volunteers at Gul and will make a real difference to children and adults like Bella.

    If you would like more information, please feel free to contact God Unlimited (GUL) Outdoor Therapy on the details below.

    Lastly, I would just like to thank you for taking the time to read over this and we hope that you will be able to join us and support this much needed project

    Craig & Sherree - Bella's Parents

    God Unlimited Outdoor Therapy, The Bustard, Shrewton, Wiltshire SP3 4DU

    Phone: 01980 621712 Email: office@god-unlimited.org

    www.god-unlimited.org

    Charity No 1116934

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    • Sherree Middleton5 months ago
      Sherree Middleton

      Sherree Middleton

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Hi All, just like to say a huge heart felt thank you to all that have supported and donated to this amazing charity , with just under a month to go we would love to be able to hit our target . please could i ask that we keep sharing ,

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      7 months ago
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    22

    • Robert lloyd

      Robert lloyd

      Mar 30, 2018

      £10.00

    • sherree middleton

      sherree middleton

      Mar 6, 2018

      Payment via the post x Patricia Cave ( Auntie Pat)

      £20.00

    • McCarthy Distribution Ltd

      McCarthy Distribution Ltd

      Feb 26, 2018

      Best Wishes from McCarthy Distribution Ltd

      £50.00

    • Caroline Souch

      Caroline Souch

      Dec 19, 2017

      Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Jayne Lowndes

      Jayne Lowndes

      Dec 12, 2017

      Great cause. Best of luck

      £20.00

    • Karen Allen

      Karen Allen

      Nov 30, 2017

      Great cause - good luck with this appeal x

      £25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 28, 2017

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    Sherree Middleton

    Sherree Middleton

    Shrewton, United Kingdom

    We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend Gul with Bella. She is oozing with confidence and has a permanent smile on her face from start to finish. Bella has fell in love with one horse in particular " Brenin " who she rides twice a week x

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