Help Us, Help Children & Young People

We are often approached by parents and carers of children and young people who are desperately in need of help. They may be experiencing bullying, have started to self-harm, or have developed an eating disorder. Others may have learning difficulties which result in them struggling in a school setting. Many have tried conventional talking therapies but not been able to engage. Often the people who need our support are those who can afford it the least.

Our mission:

We don’t ever want to turn someone aged under 18 away from our service because they can’t afford it. We want to ensure we have a hardship fund to enable at least 10 children and young people in 2020/21 can have a series of one-to-one encounters with our herd and therapy team.

Our target: £8,000

How you can get involved:

 

Help Us, Help The NHS

Right now NHS workers and other frontline staff are in the middle of a crisis that will have a long term impact on all of us – but them in particular.

 

The Covid 19 pandemic means such individuals are routinely exposed to things the general population would never encounter - loss of patients, illness of colleagues, high levels of stress and increased exposure to Covid-19 itself.

It is highly likely that many will suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other associated mental health problems.

MPs and the British Psychological Society say professional help from psychologists and therapists needs to be easily accessible - so trauma can be dealt with early.

Our mission:

We want to offer 20 NHS workers/front line staff from Gloucestershire the opportunity to attend a free programme of 8 weekly sessions with our herd and therapy team to help them process their experiences. Staff will be given the option for one-to-one sessions or to participate in a group.

How you can get involved:

Our target: £11,500:

 

Help Us, Help Veterans

Equine Assisted Therapy has become particularly well known for its treatment of veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Symptoms can include:

  • being constantly anxious

  • being unable to relax

  • vividly re-experiencing a traumatic event

  • avoiding anything that might trigger distressing memories or feelings

  • becoming socially isolated

PTSD can lead to problems in relationships and at work, including irritability, anger and substance misuse, particularly alcohol.

The culture of the armed forces can make seeking help for a mental health problem appear difficult. A military professional may delay seeking help for a number of reasons, such as thinking that they can cope, fear of criticism, or feeling that a conventional therapist won't understand.

We can offer a programme of support to help veterans with PTSD address their symptoms in a setting that is familiar and ‘in-line’ with their working culture

Being outdoors, rather than office based is usual for such clients, as is the experiential model of learning we employ.

 

By completing a series of activities with our herd participants can acquire tools to help minimize and neutralise the symptoms of trauma.

 

Our approach can help other people with PTSD too.

Our mission:

We plan to offer at least 1 PTSD group for 6 veterans in 2020/21 and support another 4 individuals with PTSD in one to one sessions who could not otherwise afford it.

Our target: £6,000

How you can get involved:

 

Make a donation

 

Donating to the Red Horse Foundation is quick and easy.  Any amount you can give makes a big difference to the children, families and adults we work with.  

 

Support Red Horse today by pressing the button below:

 

 

BACS

Send a one-off donation via BACS, make a cash deposit or create a standing order via telephone/online banking:

Red Horse Foundation CIC
Co-op Bank
Account no: 65851045
Sort Code: 08 92 99
Reference: Donation

Cheque

You may prefer to send us your donation by cheque.  Cheques should be made payable to ‘Red Horse CIC.’ Please mark your envelope for the attention of the Fundraising Manager and send to  Red Horse Foundation, Thrupp Lane, Thrupp, Gloucestershire, GL5 2EF.

Fundraise for us

​Fancy doing a sponsored run, a bake sale or even something more adventurous? Whatever your age, doing a fundraiser is a great way to raise money for us and to spread the word about our work.  Let us know your plans and we can use our social media platforms to encourage you – and celebrate your achievement!

 

Here’s some ideas to get you started, but remember – the quirkier and more unique your event the better in order to stand out and excite your supporters.

 

  1. Auction
    Schools might like to think about an art auction! Come and draw our horses and then, along with other items, feature them at an auction event

  2. Fundraising Raffle
    If your organisation is having a Christmas raffle  – make us one of the beneficiaries! We might be able to help with a prize or two

  3. Ugly Jumper day
    We all have that one horrible jumper a well-intentioned family member knitted or bought for us. It’s time to put it to good use. Why not ask all staff members to wear an ugly jumper to work and donate to the cause?

  4. Garage Sale
    One person's junk is almost always another person's treasure, which is why garage sales are    such fun and successful events.

  5. Tea Party
    We’re all very partial to a cup of tea, piece of cake and cosy chat at Red Horse. Why not host a tea party on our behalf? You could add in some quizzes or a challenge or too to spice it up and encourage your guests to give a little more.

Leave a gift in your will

Making provision for the Red Horse Foundation in your will is the ultimate gift, ensuring your support for our work and our horses lives on long after you are gone. 

You will need a legal adviser to draw up or update your Will. If you don't have one, you can find one through the Law Society or STEP websites.

When you contact your solicitor, just let them know you’d like to leave a gift to us. You can decide to leave a percentage of your assets or a lump sum - it's up to you.

Give through your company
 

Of course, you may wish to keep your decision private. But if you would like to share it with us, just message us, using our contact form and  let us know that you plan to support us in this wonderful way.

It’s incredibly valuable to us to know your intentions when it comes to leaving a gift in your Will. It also means we'll be able to keep you up to date with the work we are doing and to thank you properly for your generosity.

Are you looking for a team building day with a difference? At our beautiful Cotswold site, your staff can enjoy a fantastic day with our horses, whilst also supporting our work.  Corporate donations are also vital to keeping our work going. For an initial conversation about packages we can offer please call us on 07963 863453 or fill out our contact form here.

Charitable trusts & foundations

Grants from charitable trusts are hugely important.  You can fund a specific project or may prefer to make an unrestricted grant.  In exchange for your support we can offer you regular updates and a visit to our site to see first-hand the work you are supporting. Please call 07963 863453 for an initial conversation or fill out our contact form.

 
 
 
 
 

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