A little help for our friends at Mane Chance

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Posted 10th April 2019

A little help for our friends
at Mane Chance

The People's Projects Awards

Just over the road from Watts Gallery – Artists', our friends at Mane Chance Sanctuary work tirelessly to help animals and people, particularly young people from across the region.

Centre Manager Abi explains what they do and why they need a little help from us.

'Here at Mane Chance Sanctuary, we rescue and rehabilitate horses and ponies, animals that have had a tough time, through abandonment, abuse, neglect or poor care. We patiently build their trust and show them that they can enjoy life as part of a loving, caring community.

Our Chance2Be initiative works on a similar principle but with young people who find life a bit of a struggle.

Bullying, low self-esteem, anxiety or stress are all-too common for some youngsters and with the help of our beautiful horses and ponies we can rebuild their trust and show them a different way.

Our team work with local schools and groups of young people who have disengaged with traditional education or are struggling with emotional issues. We help the horses and they help the children

If you have a spare moment, we would really appreciate your vote in the People's Projects Awards, a National Lottery Community initiative.

Wonderfully, we have been shortlisted to win £50,000, an enormous amount of money which would really help us to help more young people in Surrey.

Our remote location can make it difficult for our groups to visit us and we will use the funding to buy a minibus so we can transport kids to and from their Chance2Be sessions with us.

And of course, we will make sure that it's a fully accessible minibus, so that we can welcome even more visits from charities, community groups and care homes.'

Please help Mane Chance to win by clicking here - it only takes a minute to cast your vote and you really could make such a difference to a very worthwhile charity!


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