A horse charity in Bristol recently had a visit from an inspirational lady.
Sarah Williams, who founded Smiling Eyes International, visited HorseWorld to present a cheque for £100 towards HorseWorld’s rescue work and discovery courses. These courses use equine-facilitated learning to help disadvantaged children.
Sarah was born with Marfan Syndrome - a connective tissue disorder that affects the eyes, heart and feet. The condition has rendered her almost blind and makes walking difficult.
She founded Smiling Eyes International to help children and families in need through a variety of projects.
The charity has so far raised more than £40,000 for over 200 causes at home and abroad.
She has spent over 20 years working with under-privileged children around the world and was touched when she read about HorseWorld’s rescued horses helping disadvantaged children.
HorseWorld runs a scheme where children who are outside of mainstream schooling are assisted through a program of equine-facilitated learning.
Sarah says: “I rode at the RDA for seven years and competed in the Regional and National Blind Dressage Championships.
“I have always loved horses and wanted to support the rescue work that HorseWorld do.”
Sarah raises the money for various different charities by completing challenges.
One of these challenges was to take up 20 hobbies and interests and give £100 to 20 animal charities.
To find out more about HorseWorld and the Discovery Project please visit www.horseworld.org.uk
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