Introducing the charities and good cause groups shortlisted in the Lakes & Dales to share £9,000 Community Connect funding.
Happy Hooves Riding for the Disabled Group
Based in Penrith, the group delivers equine therapy courses to people of all ages and a wide range of abilities. Tailored to the needs of the individual, participants learn to ride and care for the horses and ponies with the aim of helping them to overcome barriers and to open up opportunities to help them achieve and grow in confidence. Support from Scotmid would help the group recruit, train & support volunteers to reach more people as the demand for the service continues to rise.
Butterwick Hospice Care
The Hospice provides inpatient care, home care, family support services, counselling, day care, physiotherapy, complementary therapies and respite to those with life limiting illnesses and their families and carers. Support from Scotmid would help the Hospice to increase its specialist palliative home care team, ensuring that more people receive high quality end of life care in their own homes day or night.
Northern Ice Wheelchair Curling Club
Based in the Seaton Delaval area but with members from across the North of England, players with a range of disabilities regularly get together to play, keep fit and to enjoy each others company. Support from Scotmid will help fund a 3 day “come and try wheelchair curling event” to encourage others to try new experiences, meet new people and hopefully to take up the sport on a regular basis.
Funding for the shortlisted groups will be awarded by members at our OGM in September 2021.