43rd Cerne Abbas Open Gardens 16 & 17 June 2018, 2-6pm
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The Miss Bush Riding for the Disabled Group

The group teaches disabled adults to ride at Stock Farm Equestrian Centre, West Parley Dorset every week rain or shine.

Horse riding is a fantastic therapy for both exercise and well-being. Every week around 12 riders arrive before 10 a.m.and stay until the session finishes, they ride, watch and encourage one another over a cup of coffee so you can see the riding gives them exercise and a sense of achievement. The social aspect gives them mental stimulation, all these things are so important to maintaining abnormal a life as possible for disabled adults.

The Group is organised and run by 16 volunteers. We aim to give all our riders individual Lessons, but also, weather permitting the riders can ride along farm tracks.


Young Peoples' Trust

Please would you ask the “Open Gardeners” to consider Cerne Valley Young People Trust as a recipient of donations from Open Gardens in Cerne Abbas in 2017.

Cerne Valley Young People Trust was started by Cdr. Geoff Hunt in 2008, with the object of supporting young people in the Cerne Valley generally or individually, by making grants of money or paying for items, services or facilities, judged to meet their needs and aspirations.

Since the start the Trust has helped youth groups and individuals with many exciting and interesting life experiences which the Trustees felt would enable the young people to learn and grow. All the youth groups in the village have been supported at different times, and Cerne Crusaders, the Cub/Scouts and the Youth Club are continually helped with Village Hall rent subsidies. The Village School, and the playground area have also been recipients of funding. Camping trips and transport have been subsidised for clubs and individuals. Individuals have been assisted with ventures such as tuition for event riding, overseas educational trips to aid local people and channel swimming. All these young people agreed that these events were life changing experiences.

Requests can be made to any Trustee at any time, and all requests are carefully considered before a decision is made.

The Trust is totally reliant on donations for its income. No donation is too small. The Trust is registered as a “charity in law” with HM Customs and Excise, giving the Trust Gift Aid status, and enabling the Trust to reclaim income tax.

It has become increasingly difficult to raise funds in recent years, but the generous people of the Cerne Valley have continued to endorse the efforts of the Trustees to continue with this worthwhile venture of supporting the endeavours on our local young people.