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Donate clothes and boots for Discovery students

Our Discovery team are in need of good quality steel toe-capped boots (all sizes, new and second-hand) and clothing such as jodhpurs, T-shirts, long-sleeved tops, gloves and thick socks for students to wear on our Discovery courses.

Many students arrive at HorseWorld for their courses unprepared, wearing unsuitable clothing such as strappy or cropped tops, flipflops and shorts. In order for them to safely work with our rescue horses they must be dressed suitably, so we offer a range of clothes for them to borrow when on site. 

We're looking for a variety of sizes of clothing and boots (from small to very large, short and very tall) to suite all the shapes and sizes of out students. In particular we need steel toe-capped boots, thick socks and gloves.

If you have any items of clothing that is suitable and no longer used, please donate it to us at HorseWorld!

Find out more about our Discovery courses here.

What's involved?

Donating clothing, socks, gloves and steel toe-capped boots to HorseWorld for use by Discovery students.

The items must be of good quality (not worn/with holes or missing parts) and suitable for use when working with horses.

We are looking for new and second-hand items.

You can drop off your clothing to HorseWorld during working hours or post items to us. The address is: FAO Sofia Carosi, HorseWorld Trust, Delmar Hall, Keynes Farm, Staunton Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 0QL.

Please let us know if you are planning to deliver the items to HorseWorld so we can make sure someone is there to greet you.

Why get involved?

Discovery boosts the confidence, emotional well-being and life-chances of disadvantaged and vulnerable young people and adults through an innovative learning program that brings them together with gentle rescued horses. This learning program has seen results when nothing else has worked for the individual or group.

Every year Discovery works with up to 200 children, young people and adults who are at risk of exclusion and or experiencing life challenges due to their social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. 

Through a variety of carefully designed activities with horses and nature, Discovery supports young people to realise what they can achieve. The horses, which have been specially chosen for their calm nature, also bring about calmness in the young people, helping them to concentrate, communicate effectively and engage in their learning, all of which has a positive impact back in the classroom and at home.

Discovery is a safe, non-judgemental space in which young people partner with horses who have no agendas or preconceptions. All learning is adapted to each student and the experiential nature of the learning provides alternatives to the ‘pen and paper’ learning many of them have come to fear.

From the start, learners gain a sense of achievement and they rise to the challenge of taking responsibility for themselves and the ponies. For many, this is the first time they have engaged in and enjoyed learning for a long time. This has an incredible impact and raises their expectations of themselves.

Learners develop skills that are transferrable to many areas of their lives such as those of collaboration, concentration and leadership along with the ability to build positive relationships (with the horses, with each other and with staff members). Qualities such as confidence, reflection, empathy and calmness are also developed through working with horses.

Find out more about our Discovery courses here.

How to get involved?

Step 1. Accept this challenge.

Step 2. Send us your unwanted items of clothing and boots.

Step 3. Mark this challenge as complete. 

 

If you have any questions or queries about the type of clothing and whether it will be suitable, please contact sofia.carosi@horseworld.org.uk.

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