A PORTHMADOG ‘horse-whispering’ charity is on the lookout for community ambassadors to help it achieve its dream of establishing a community equestrian centre.

Welsh Institute of Therapeutic Horsemanship, based near Morfa Bychan, provides projects that give disadvantaged young people access to horses in order to improve their communications skills and wellbeing.

The charity has already helped several young people from the Dwyfor and Meirionnydd area and has featured on Children in Need after being awarded a grant of £97,500 over three years.

Now the charity is appealing for support to help raise £500,000 which will enable the society to purchase larger premises, expand their current pioneering work which uses horses to improve young people’s mental health and wellbeing, and provide equestrian, educational and recreational facilities for the whole community.

WITH is aiming to fund this unique venture through a community share offer.

To contact WITH and find out more about their community share offer you can visit www.with.wales and through www.tilt.com.

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