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Hay There, Jo!

Every month we shine a light on a different member of our team, highlighting all of the brilliant work they do for The Horse Trust, as well as sharing with you their interesting and often unique backgrounds!

This month we caught up with the wonderful Jo, who volunteers at our Home of Rest for Horses every Saturday and during the events season, too.

Jo has been with The Horse Trust for over five years and mainly helps in our Black Beauty Tea Room. She is also a big advocate for our Sponsorship Scheme, and does so much to help beyond this.

How long have you volunteered at The Horse Trust?

I started working at this wonderful charity more than five years ago.

What is the best bit about working in the Black Beauty Tea Room for you?

Firstly, the great team of people who are so kind and fun, to be with. Secondly, meeting visitors, young, older, and not forgetting our four legged friends.

What sparked your love for horses?

I was brought up on a farm, and was fortunate to have a pony. His name was Misty – he was a Welsh Mountain. We had such fun together.

Do you have a favourite Horse Trust resident?

How impossible to name a favourite with so many wonderful residents. They are all so special, and give so much joy to so many visitors.

Is there a day at The Horse Trust that stands out to you? This could be something funny, or special.

I have been a sponsor (with my husband, Paul) for quite a few years and the thought of being a volunteer was an outstanding wish. So the day I actually started in the Tea Room was very special.

What did you do before volunteering here?

I have lived in Bucks since 1998 and I volunteered for the Bucks County Carnival for 12 years. In the Library Service: this involved selecting and delivering books to house-bound readers. Then I worked (as a volunteer) at a Day Centre in Flackwell Heath for nine years . I still continue to help at a lunch club on Mondays in Holmer Green.

What is something you wish more people knew about The Horse Trust?

I wish more people knew about the wonderful Sponsorship Portal that acts as an individual social media page for sponsors to see their favourite residents.

Thank you, Jo, for everything you do, and for such a wonderful chat as always!

Our Sponsorship Scheme plays an integral role in caring for our wonderful herd. It costs approximately £7,500 in care per horse per year, and as a charity that relies solely on public donations, the more help we can get, the better.

Thank you so much for your support.

Sponsor Resident

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