A huge thank you to Buckingham-based TCS Biosciences who contacted us recently to tell us they had nominated us in their charity raffle and raised £500 for Equilore.
We are so grateful for donations like these as they allow us to continue to work with people who will really benefit from our equine facilitated psychotherapy sessions.
Their donation will go towards offering subsidised sessions for our teenage group who meet on Wednesdays to take part in activities and develop new skills.
Equilore provides Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), a nature-based form of mental health support where people learn new things through experiencing. We work with a range of people from children to adults, from those suffering with extreme anxiety, loss, trauma, relationship breakdown, mental health problems as well as providing a positive therapeutic approach for those suffering with long term or terminal illness.
In the light on recent government advice on the outbreak of COVID-19 virus, Equilore will currently not run group sessions.
1:1 sessions will continue to go ahead at this stage provided clients do not report any of the listed symptoms.
As a precaution, close contact (i.e. handshakes) will be avoided for the time being.
Back in July, Gerry’s fate at Equilore became unsure when his owners’ circumstances changed and there was talk of rehoming him.
A very determined and passionate 12 year old client, who had been working with Gerry intensively wasn’t going to see Gerry being taken away from the job he is so perfect for and wrote a grant application to the Cumber Family Charitable Trust, telling them about how working with Gerry has helped him and could help others in the future.
In 2020, The Hummingbird Centre will start a collaboration with Equilore with the aim to provide supporting services for children who have been affected by cancer. An innovative new project to support children whose lives have been affected by cancer is up and running.