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Stepney Bank Stables launches ‘Save Our Stables’ campaign

Stepney Bank Stables is asking for community support to meet a critical funding gap.

The stables – which are located in Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley – have struggled with increasing costs over the last two years and reduced income from riding lessons and grants. Now, they are reaching out to the community for help to bridge the gap whilst they restructure their operating model.

Sara Newson, stables manager said: “The stables is a really special place. We get young people, from all walks of life, come together through a shared interest, creating unusual – and often lasting – friendships. The social mixing is a vital part of their learning.

“We know from experience that being around horses can be a fantastic intervention for young people – especially those suffering from anxiety or with neurodiverse conditions that can affect communication skills.”

Graeme Fletcher, chair of trustees said, “We’re confident that if we can get through the next few months, we can adapt and come back with an even stronger offer for young people.”


The appeal was launched on the 25th April and runs until 23rd May.

The Crowdfunder can be accessed at

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May 7, 2024

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