Community Foundation board

  • August 2019
  • Judith Edwards


We are hoping to gain support locally at Asda where we feature on their Community Foundation board. 

Local horses are helping local families
At Illston on the Hill there are five special horses that at were, one time, ill-treated but are now helping others.  Thanks to the dedication of the centre owner, Judith Edwards, and her small team of committed volunteers, her horses are helping families to come together and improve their home relationships.  Spirit At Play is the centre and their latest project is called Families United. Already this year 40 sessions have been held involving 39 children and 10 parents/carers.   Sessions for nearly 40 more families and children are planned for the rest of the summer.

Finding out how to communicate with horses will teach you self-awareness and how to relate to humans too. It is amazing that horses can teach us how to find our own level of calm.

Judith explained, “All of the families are referred to us by a care worker, key worker or by a school. The idea is that when difficulties within the family have been identified we are part of a complete support package. We do not offer sessions to self-referrals”, she said.

We need to raise funds to enable us to keep the horses in good condition so that they can give to the children and families. We are appealing through the Asda Community scheme to get local support.  PLEASE drop a token into the SpiritAtPlay box . Thank you.




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