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Conquest Centre is a specialist equine centre dedicated  to improving the health and well-being of people with disabilities.

Conquest Centre is a specialist equine centre dedicated  to improving the health and well-being of people with disabilities.

Disabled people often struggle to find the chance to take part in inclusive sports and activities. Horse-riding and other horse-based activities can offer these opportunities and research shows they have real positive impact on physical and mental health, social skills and self confidence.

Based in Somerset, the centre offers a whole range of activities, from riding and carriage driving to horse care and sensory work . As well as teaching people how to ride and work with horses, the charity also provides training for qualifications, volunteering and work experience opportunities in the stables and the cafe.

 

In 2017, the Masonic Charitable Foundation donated £4,000 to Conquest Centre

Conquest Centre is delighted to have received a magnificent grant of £4,000 from the Masonic Charitable Foundation!  Our horse-based activity sessions improve the lives of hundreds of children and adults with disabilities and additional needs each year.  We depend on generous supporters such as the Foundation to continue with our important work and this grant is a really tremendous boost to our funds!

Our Impact

Ami, Enquiries Officer

I don’t know why I felt compelled to work in the charity sector – in all honesty, when I was starting my A Levels, I wanted to be a doctor! I studied International Relations at the University of Exeter and started to see all these issues that were affecting people’s lives – very quickly I…

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Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

I’m from south London, born and raised in Croydon. I worked initially in the travel industry before joining my family’s construction business, which I ran for 20 years.   I joined freemasonry in 1994 and soon became involved with masonic charity. I realised that the charity sector was where I wanted to work, but because…

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Roy, Lincolnshire

When my daughter became ill four years ago, we took in our two young grandchildren, Adam and Amymae. Of course we were very happy to have them live with us, but we didn’t realise just how much it would increase our outgoings. With two extra mouths to feed, the electricity bills and the cost of…

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Ted and Sally

After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

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