Thank You NHS!!

by Becci Godfrey in Crowborough, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Thank You NHS!!
We did it
On 26th January 2022 we successfully raised £620 with 20 supporters in 56 days

To thank the NHS staff by providing some much needed wellbeing days with horses.

by Becci Godfrey in Crowborough, East Sussex, United Kingdom

In a herd of horses, no-one is left behind and the wellbeing of everyone is important.

In May 2020 I (Becci) was deeply moved by a documentary demonstrating the impact Covid-19 was having on the NHS.

I saw firsthand the severity of the crisis they were dealing with, the impossible decisions staff were having to make, and the impact it was having on their health and wellbeing.

These were normal people, like you and me, suddenly having to deal with a abnormal situation.

Some 20+ months down the line, friends in the NHS tell me they and their colleagues are exhausted, morale is low, the pressure is immense, their mental health is suffering, the future is uncertain and the pandemic is a long way from over. 

It is time to help.

I have grown up with horses. They have seen me through some of my toughest times. They ground me daily and no matter how difficult my life is, they remind me that I've got this, I can do it and to stay present.

With the help of some wonderful colleagues, I would like to gift a series of Thank You days with horses to NHS staff. In them, we will treat them with the respect and gratitude they deserve, provide a safe space for them to be fully present, support them to activate their rest and relax systems, show them how to go about their day from this calm space, share some useful tools to improve their leadership and communication skills and provide 1:1 horse time for them to fully be authentic, without judgement, with how they are.  

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How you can help

We need funding to run these days. By contributing to this crowdfunder, you'll be supporting us to provide a safe space, refreshments and lunches and a contribution towards the venue and the costs of the horses (the facilitators are gifting their time for free).

I want show that we, as a community care about those that are tirelessly working on the front line right now, give them something nice to look forwards to and restore their spirits and faith in humanity. 

Why horses?

Horses are the masters of calm. Grounded in the present moment and with large nervous systems to provide emotional co-regulation, horses facilitate a return to wholeness through their gentle, grounded presence.

Through facilitated sessions with horses, people are able to release stuck emotions and re-find their sense of self, improving mental, emotional and physical health.

They also for many hold a magical quality that evokes the senses and ignites the spirit.

By gifting these sessions to NHS staff, we, as a community show that we care about them, their wellbeing and that we want them to be well. 

These sessions will be provided by qualified and experienced Equine Assisted professionals in partnership with one of our local NHS trusts.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£20 or more

When Horses Talk...

An electronic copy of "When Horses Talk And Humans Listen", an e-book collection of interviews with the herd around topics as diverse as the environment, politics and health.

£2 or more

Thank you for donating

You name on our supporters board to be present at every NHS Wellbeing Day we run.

£40 or more

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Meet the herd!

Ever wanted to get to know more about horses, touch their velvety noses or just bury your head in their mane and enjoy that unique "horse smell"? Pledge £40 to support a NHS staff member to enjoy some wellbeing and downtime and get to meet the magical horses that are helping to make it all possible.

£100 or more

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Wellbeing Session With Horses

Enjoy your own 90 minute wellbeing session with our herd spending some time hanging out with them in nature, grooming and enjoying their calm demeanor.

£150 or more

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Wellbeing With A Friend

Enjoy a 2hr wellbeing session with the horses with a friend. Spend some time observing them in nature, grooming and enjoying their calm demeanor.

£1,500 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Group Wellbeing Day

Bring a group, family or company and enjoy a 6 hour wellbeing day in the beautiful Sussex countryside with our herd of horses. Spend the time observing, grooming, drawing, leading and overcoming obstacles as the horses help you re-find your centre and inner calm. For groups of up to 6. Simple lunch and snacks provided.

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