Park Lane Stables can continue to exist

Park Lane Stables, one of the oldest riding stables in London, can continue to exist, thanks to a huge fundraising campaign. Some €1,6 million was raised through crowdfunding.
Park Lane Stables has been in existence since 1830. The landlord recently wanted to sell the property, so Park Lane Stables had to raise £1 million (about €1,6 million) to buy the stables and continue their activities. Park Lane Stables offers hippotherapy and riding lessons, but the Corona pandemic has had quite an impact on Park Lane Stables. In a normal year there are about 3000 therapeutic sessions. The equestrian centre’s income has fallen sharply due to the Corona pandemic.
€1,6 million via crowdfunding. The daily costs continued to climb, of course, and on top of that, by the end of February they had to gather the necessary funds to buy the stables. All employees worked hard to raise money through crowdfunding and succeeded in reaching their goal. Spillers, one of the UK’s leading feed manufacturers, also donated a large sum. Natalie O’Rourke is one of the coaches at Park Lane Stables. She is very grateful for all the help: “The generous donations have given us a huge boost. We do not have to pay rent anymore. So we can give more affordable lessons and invest in material for the therapy.”
During the lockdown Park Lane Stables was already in the news with #tinyponyatyourwindow. Volunteers walked with pony Annie’s Whizz along the windows of Londoners who were isolating themselves. They visited more than 300 people.

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