HorseWorld banks on success with Barclays!
staff from Barclays Bank braved a cold, wet Saturday morning in
May to redecorate several stables for the horses, ponies and donkeys
at HorseWorld, in Bristol. The Welfare Department at HorseWorld
(a registered charity) takes in many sick, injured and neglected
horses, all of whom need a safe, secure environment to recover in.
The stables in the Welfare Department get used extensively, and
they need regular cleaning and re-decorating to prevent the spread
Gould (plus wife Louise & daughter Vicky), Howard Foley, Craig
Horne, Clive Wallace (Local Business Managers) Zena Pollard Account
Manager, Pat Brice Corporate Managers Assistant, Jo Lovell Branch
Manager Keynsham & neighbour, Rosie Halls Mortgage Specialist
(plus Husband Andy & Daughter), Julia Lawry (Personal Banker
Keynsham plus Husband, Daughter & friend)
Gould, Barclays Local Business Manager, was touched by the sad stories
of some of the horses, ponies and donkeys when he visited HorseWorld,
and so he offered to help. Sixteen Barclays volunteers braved the
weather to spend hours cleaning, scraping, sweeping and painting
15 stables in the Welfare Department. Simon Gould said: " We
all had a really enjoyable day supporting HorseWorld, everyone just
got stuck in and worked really hard to achieve as much as possible
in one day. This is a great example of Barclays staff working closely
with the local community to achieve something which we hope will
make a real and lasting difference".
Cretney, HorseWorld's Chief Executive, said "The volunteers
from Barclays were brilliant. The stables they worked so hard to
re-decorate are used for our most needy cases, such as the Shetland
ponies which recently arrived from Greece. We must keep these stables
in excellent condition to ensure the welfare of our animals, and
we are really grateful to the Barclays volunteers for their hard
Pollard & Pat Brice
The Friends of Bristol Horses Society (working name HorseWorld)
is a registered charity, based in Whitchurch, Bristol. The charity
cares for equines that have been abandoned, mistreated, neglected,
or whose owners can no longer care for them. The charity also re-homes
" HorseWorld was formed in 1952 by local volunteers.
" HorseWorld is purely dependent on donations; the charity
receives no statutory funding or lottery money.
" HorseWorld runs a Visitor Centre in Whitchurch, Bristol,
where the public can learn about and interact with horses, ponies
" In 2002 Barclays' global commitment to the community amounted
to £32 million, which includes 1% of UK pre-tax profits. As
one of the UK's largest corporate community contributors, the bank
aims to achieve real and lasting benefit both for the community
and Barclays, by supporting education, social inclusion, people
with disabilities, the arts and the environment
further information on HorseWorld, please visit www.horseworld.org.uk.