Peel Horsepower to get new toilets

Peel Horsepower volunteers Kevin Byng, Jana Edmondson (10), Jackie Brothers & Jo Wheeler. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d488852
Peel Horsepower volunteers Kevin Byng, Jana Edmondson (10), Jackie Brothers & Jo Wheeler. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d488852

PEEL Horsepower will now be able to build urgently needed universal access toilets at its new home at Mead Farm after being approved for a Federal grant.

Brand MHR Madeleine King presented the group with a Stronger Communities Grant cheque for $16,670 on Tuesday.

Peel Horsepower and Mead Farm co-ordinator Kristin Hosken said toilets were not what most people associated with excitement.

“It’s hard for people to get excited about grant funding for toilets but support for these basic amenities will mean Peel HorsePower can keep running our programs,” she said.

Ms Hosken said the group would begin moving out of its home of 35 years – the Baldivis Equestrian and Pony Club – and fully relocate to the historic Mead Farm settlement property over the summer.

Ms King said she was honoured to present the cheque.

“It’s wonderful to see the interaction with rider and horse and the obvious benefits they bring,” she said.

The volunteer organisation provides rehabilitative equine programs to about 70 clients each year.