Sirona is a registered Charity (Charitable Incorporated Organisation; CIO) as of October 2016, (previously a Community Interest Company) and would not be able to operate without help from many people, companies and organisations. We rely on funding and donations to be able to continue our work with young people and adults experiencing difficulties and who would benefit from participating in Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Listed below are those we wish to thank for all their support, advice, materials and help we’ve received in setting up Sirona.
Donors to Date
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development Europe investing in rural areas has supported the development of the new stable block and arena at the Dartington site.
The Devon community foundation who gave us a grant to put towards running costs
The Northbrook Community Trust
The Clare Milne Trust
The George Martin Music Foundation for donating the Beatles ‘Yesterday’ Lithograph
Viscount Armory Trust
Veronica Awdry Trust
David Gibbons Trust
Norman Family trust
Swire Charitable Trust
Councillor Hook for support from the Locality Fund
Sir John & Lady Amory’s Charitable Trust
Albert Hunt Trust
The Restitution Fund
Amway Britains real role model award
The Delfont Family
Dartington Hall for our premises
A big thank you to Stephen Bond from ‘Heritage Places’ for his pro-bono work. We can highly recommend his work on planning applications.
Treefellas Thank you very much Ben at Treefellas for donating us woodchip for our arena’
Thank you to Elliott Fencing, Ipplepen for their help building the new toilet block and hay barn, as well as the arena fencing and round pen.
Thank you to Devon Contract Waste for donating their services.
Thank you to our equine dentist Keith Evans who provides a professional dental service to our horses in a kind and gentle manner – we fully recommend him.
A Big thank you to our vet Richard Frost of Tor Equine Vets for his excellent veterinary care of our horses.
A big thank you to our farrier Tim Hughes at ‘Hughes Shoes’ for providing us with a fantastic service trimming and shoeing our horses.
And to Dreamhorse: ‘Helping Horses be the Best that they can be’ ‘ttouch’ massage for horses
One of our largest costs is the maintenance of our team of horses in order to keep them healthy and happy for this valuable work. In addition our annual insurance is over £2000.
Any size of donation towards these costs is very much welcomed as we can then provide more TH sessions at subsidised rates. Below we have set out some examples of what different donations could provide:
£5 will go towards a bag of feed for the horses
£10 will buy 2 bales of hay
£20 will pay the farrier for trimming a horse’s hooves
£50 will pay for a young person to attend an equine session
£100 will buy new tack and rugs