£6000 Donation to Horse Rangers

Newland House encourages pupils to become actively engaged in supporting charitable causes. Each year, our Head Boy and Head Girl nominate a local charity for parents, staff and pupils to collectively support. This year, the children nominated The Horse Rangers Association in Hampton, in recognition of the work they undertake with Riding for Disabled providing riding opportunities for disabled children in the local community.

In a special assembly on 11th of May, Col. Geoffrey Godbold (OBE), Director at the Association was presented with a cheque for £6000, which represents the collective funds raised over the course of this academic year.

This amazing total was raised partly by the Parents Association who organised a ‘Bollywood Ball’ and raffle in February and through cookery workshops organised by a dedicated parent. Additionally, pupils at the school took part in a quiz night and we held a St. Patrick’s Day supper where parents and staff prepared and cooked a three-course meal for guests.

Many of the children at the school are already familiar with Hampton Rangers but would not necessarily be aware of the life enriching riding sessions that they provide for disabled children. By nominating a local organisation to fund raise for, the children can understand more fully the work of the charity and it makes their support both meaningful and tangible.

On 13th May, a group of Year 8 boys also visited the Rangers Association to see the work of the rangers at first hand, meet the staff and of course, the horses. Col. Godbold confirmed that the funds will be used to provide essential equipment to support the programme.

The centre carries out what can be described as life-changing work, as it encourages young and old to learn many new skills in their interaction with these magnificent animals.

Col. Godbold confirmed that the funds will be used to provide essential equipment to support the programme. The centre carries out what can be described as life-changing work, as it encourages young and old to learn many new skills in their interaction with these magnificent animals.

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