Club for disabled children in cash boost

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A community club enabling children with disabilities to access a sport activity on a horse has received some funding boosts.

As reported in the Gazette in July, Angela Torsch, from Bilton, has set up Hippotherapy Northumberland, based at Shilbottle’s Townfoot Stables.

Hippotherapy involves a therapist using the characteristic movements of a horse to provide carefully-graded motor and sensory input.

Now she is offering special thanks to Alnwick Lions Club and Alnwick Rotary and Covance for their generous sponsorship, for which she had made an appeal in the Gazette article.

Angela also thanked P&G Employees Charity Fund and Greggs Foundation for their very generous awards toward equipment needed for the children to progress and which will enable the commissioning of a much-needed, safe and wheelchair-accessible mounting block for children to get onto the horses.

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