Grants & Donations

August 24, 2015 at 3:57 pm

We have had amazing support this year with several grants and donations.

Surrey Community Foundation granted us £2,000 from the  Peter Harrison Foundation to complete the building of our new stable block.

Horley Lions have given us £1,000 from the proceeds of their Horse Show, where we help provide the judges.  C Brewer & Sons Trust gave us £500 as did the Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Trade Benevolent Fund.

Our patron Dame Judi made a generous donation to our funds.

Most excitingly the Incorporated Church Institute (Upper Tooting) has given us £20,000 to start Carriage Driving within the Group.  This will enable us to buy  both a driving pony and a carriage, and we hope eventually to build a driving track around one of the fields at Little Brook.

Some of these donations come from people who have first-hand knowledge or our work through family or friends who ride with us.  We always say “You only have to see the pleasure the children get out of riding to be convinced of its benefits”.

 

Surprise, Surprise!

September 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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Our Chief Instructor Sally O’Neill was bowled over last week when Brian Richens, (on the left of the photo), President of the East Grinstead Lions Club, arrived at Little Brook Equestrian to donate a cheque for £500 from the proceeds of their Donkey Derby earlier in the year. As last year, Little Brook Equestrian’s Pony Club provided the jockeys for the event. The Jockeys lay in wait for Sally and were thrilled to present their much loved Instructor with the cheque.

Horley Lions donate £600 from Donkey Derby BBQ

November 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

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Horley Lions Club have kindly donated £600 from the proceeds of a BBQ that they organised at the East Grinstead Lions Donkey Derby.  Little Brook Equestrian’s Pony Club Group provided the jockeys for the races.

Donation from East Grinstead Lions Donkey Derby

October 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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East Grinstead and District Lions held a Donkey Derby in August, but were short of Jockeys.  In stepped Little Brook Equestrian and their Pony Club riders, seven of whom volunteered to ride the donkeys for a day.  They had a very jolly day, and in return East Grinstead Lions very kindly made a donation of £500 to East Park RDA.

Another Generous Donation

October 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

We were delighted to receive a donation from one of Little Brook Equestrian’s clients, Graham Keetley, of As Good As New (Sussex) Ltd.  Graham kindly gave us £300 as an end of year donation towards our running costs from his company.  Graham also acts as our photographer at events, and many of the photos on this site were taken by him.