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Rotary backs Horseshoes and Handprints
2:00pm Sunday 1st September 2013 in Somerset
A VOLUNTEER working party from the Rotary Club of Chard spent a busy morning helping the charity Horseshoes and Handprints at Manor Farm in Stocklinch where the equine-assisted therapy centre is based.
Some of the Rotarians put together a newly purchased trampoline, paid for by a donation from Ilminster and District Lions Club.
The others tackled a pile of tyres and unused timber which needed re-stacking and sorting for recycling, to create more space.
The trampoline will mainly be used by young clients, allowing them to let off nervous energy after their journeys before meeting the horses and ponies used in therapy sessions.
The trustees and staff at the specialist centre appreciated the tidying work – along with landlord Brian Faulkner and volunteers they have had to do a lot of work to get the farmyard ready for use after moving to the new site sooner than anticipated.
Rotary Club of Chard president Robert Rollings, who was part of the working party, has made Horseshoes and Handprints one of his two charities of the year and will soon be presenting it with a cheque from a fundraising concert held last month.
Horseshoes and Handprints thanks the team of Rotarians for their hard work and the club as a whole for its continued support.
The trustees would|also like to thank Ilminster Lions for the trampoline which will now be ready for a new influx of clients expected in September.
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