HAPPA (Horses and Ponies Protection Association) Team are thrilled to share news of completed improvements to pathways at the Charity’s Farm based in Burnley, Lancashire.

The Charity was able to secure funding for developments to walkways around the Farm to improve accessibility for all, by The Lancashire Environmental Fund (LEF).

The pathway to the front of the reception and that which leads from onsite gift and tack shop and access to the viewing field has been made into a tarmac pathway which will allow for better access to these areas for all visitors.

This has been made possible by The Lancashire Environmental Fund (LEF) which is a partnership between Suez Recycling and Recovery Ltd, Lancashire County Council, The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and Community Futures. The Fund is financed by Landfill Communities Fund, donations from Suez Recycling and Recovery Ltd together with a contribution from Lancashire County Council.

Organisations can apply for funding for environmental and community initiatives which benefit the environment and people of Lancashire. Projects to date have included improvements to community facilities, environmental education, general environmental improvements, creation and management of habitats, improvements to parks, gardens, open spaces, play areas, recreational facilities, ponds, canals and rivers and biodiversity.

Julie Pharaoh-Gan, HAPPA’s Head of Marketing and Fundraising says:

“We cannot thank LEF enough for not only considering our project but helping HAPPA to make it happen. Looking back to when we first developed site and the recent changes, HAPPA has come a long way. However, we recognise that there are always ways in which we can make the visitor experience a little more pleasurable, we just need the funds to be able to make this progress.

This project is another huge milestone in the Farm’s improvements, and I am delighted that we were able to work alongside Monk of Colne to make this happen.”

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