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Golfers raise £4,400 for Community Horse & Pony Scheme

Golfers raise £4,400 for Community Horse & Pony Scheme

photo of Katie receiving the cheque Gowerton based Community Horse and Pony Scheme (CHAPS) are delighted after receiving £4,400 from Lovell.

Players drawn from Lovell’s staff, subcontractors, clients and consultants held a charity fundraising golf day at the Whitchurch Golf Club to raise money for the CHAPS rescue scheme which is supported by Gwalia Trust as part of Pobl Group.

CHAPS rescues and rehabilitates horses and ponies that have been subject to a range of abusive and traumatic experiences and promotes good horse welfare and best practice in urban communities. The scheme also provides a range of outdoor educational and aspirational opportunities for vulnerable and socially excluded people. These help individuals to gain life skills, qualifications and work experience through therapeutic activities in a safe, rural environment.

Lovell regional director Kate Rees said: “Having heard about CHAPS through our partnership with Pobl, we’re delighted to be able to support this inspiring community project. We’ve been greatly impressed by the achievements of CHAPS in making a difference to the lives of both people and horses locally and we hope the money raised by the golf day will help support the organisation’s many activities in the community.”

Manager at CHAPS Katie Double was thrilled with the generous donation: “It’s only through donations such as this that we can continue to save the lives of horses and ponies that have been abandoned, neglected and abused. This sizable donation will allow the project to feed the rescued horses for six months.”

Lovell is currently working with Pobl in Newport, helping deliver Loftus Garden Village, Pobl’s modern garden village which will bring 250 brand-new homes to the heart of the city.