Local organisations make urgent appeal for a new home

Sussex Community Herd Equine Gentling and The Hope Charity Project are seeking land to continue their work

Equine Gentling are about to be made homeless and urgently need 60 acres of land for their work to continue. They’re a Community Interest Company with 13 rescue horses.

Their work as a community herd rehabilitates the horses, promoting freedom and choice for both equine and human.

They work with young people with social, emotional, mental health and learning difficulties using equine therapy to build resilience and provide support. For this incredible work to continue they need to stay in Sussex and continue building the bond with the herd’s superpowered young people and their families.

The Hope Charity Project is a charity supporting young people who are struggling with their mental health. They have been without a permanent home for over 18 months and have been forced to move all their support online.

Working with young people and their families they offer counselling, therapy, emotional care and guidance. Using a holistic approach to promote healing in nature and with animals.

Claire Sparrow, founder of The Hope Charity Project said “sadly there is a gap in what public services can offer young people who are struggling and they often have to reach crisis point before their voices are heard. We want to be that missing support as early as possible so they and their families know they do not have to go through it alone.”

The collaboration needs to remain within Sussex so they can continue to provide their support services to young people.

Dan Corbin, owner and founder of Equine Gentling said “Our herd needs surprisingly little, just enough land within which to graze at a rate that promotes biodiversity”

If you know of land that is available or you would like to find out more about these projects, visit their websites: www.equinegentling.com / www.hopecharityproject.org