Sussex Horse Charity Seeks Volunteer Helpers
Adults needed for riding, mucking out, gardening and ground maintenance
Horse lovers in Sussex and Surrey are being sought to help out at
a charity that looks after ex-racehorses.
Racehorse Welfare Centre, based at Slinfold, near Horsham, West
Sussex, is set in 90 acres of grazing and has 25 horses in its care
at any one time for assessment, re-schooling and, in many cases,
annual running costs of more than £220,000, the charity relies
heavily not only on financial donations but also on volunteer helpers
- who must be over 18 years old.
Oldfield and Sue Collins, who run the Centre, are keen to hear from
anyone who might be in a position to provide some much-needed assistance.
This could take the form of riding out or schooling the horses,
mucking out stables or general yard duties. For those who love horses
but prefer to keep their distance, help is also needed with gardening
and ground maintenance.
the Centre is expensive and time-consuming and we just can't have
too many extra pairs of hands," said Graham. "Anything
people can do to help, even if they can spare just a couple of hours
now and again, will be much appreciated."
urged would-be volunteers not to be put off by the fact that the
Centre stables ex-racehorses.
few of our horses are highly strung but most fall into the 'gentle
giant' category," he said. "And we never ask any volunteer
to do anything with which they are uncomfortable. In fact some of
our volunteers love being around horses but prefer not to get involved
with them so they are happy to work in the grounds."
interested in helping or finding out more about Moorcroft can call
on 01403 791916, email email@example.com or check out the website,
of course, if anyone wants to help these horses but can't come to
the Centre we are always looking for donations, sponsorships and
fundraisers," said Graham.