Guildford Fringe Festival have partnered with a Guildford based charity, Mane Chance Sanctuary and are looking forward to doing lots with them over the coming year.
Mane Chance are not a closed shop, you can go visit them and say hello to some of the beautiful horses that they look through-out the summer. Mane Chance will be open on the last Sunday of every month between 2pm and 4pm during the summer months. To book, please email email@example.com or call 07512 363400.
Mane Chance provide sanctuary to horses of all different ages and sizes. They operate a system of care unique in the world of equine welfare. They have set up a track system across the fields at the sanctuary. By placing feed all along the tracks and water at one end, the horses are encouraged to exercise and forage. This system is proven to enrich the horse lives more so than if they were housed in a square or oblong field where they would just stand in one spot and eat and graze.
As well as looking after horses Mane Chance also helps people. Children from the Shooting Star Chase children’s hospice visit weekly in the summer months to meet the shetlands and, as from September, Mane Chance will be launching their Chance 4 Trust programme. The programme will enable children with emotional and behavioural problems to work on a one-to-one basis with the horses and a trained practitioner each week. They will learn how to deal more effectively with challenging situations and the programme will help them to grow their confidence and trust.
Guildford Fringe Festival and Mane Chance are fortunate enough to share a patron, Jenny Seagrove. Jenny, as well as being one of the countries most successful actresses, works tirelessly to keep Mane Chance going with her wonderful team at the farm.
Chair of Trustees – Mane Chance Sanctuary
Patron – Guildford Fringe Festival
Nick Wyschna, Director of Guildford Fringe Festival says “Its an honour to have Jenny as our Patron, she is an inspiration both theatrically and also because of her drive and dedication to something she believes in so deeply, Mane Chance. I look forward to helping to raise awareness and funds for this gem of a charity which is based in Guildford.”