‘Tea with a Pony’ and ‘If you eat, you’re in’ have been revealed as the very first recipients of the HARIBO Happiness Together Fund, which is delivered in partnership with the Community Foundation Wakefield District.

‘Tea with a Pony’ is facilitated by Dialwood Carriage Driving for the disabled, affiliated with the Riding for the Disabled Association. Based in Flockton, Tea with a Pony will see volunteers assist disabled youngsters with their ponies and people with dementia, bringing them together to socialise over tea and cake with a pony!

‘Getting to Know You’ sessions will also connect people through a mutual interest in ponies and horses. Individuals from local church and women’s institute groups will share experiences with school children as they take part in a monthly activity session.

‘If you eat, you’re in’ is facilitated by Grow Wakefield. Wild food walks, talks and cooking demonstrations will be part of this project, as a team of volunteers bring people together to celebrate all aspects of food. Community juicing and foodie films will also create memorable, shared experiences for young and older people across Kettlethorpe, Airedale, South Elmsall, Pontefract, Outwood, Eastmoor and Lupset.

Jon Hughes, Managing Director at HARIBO, comments: “Both of our HARIBO Happiness Together projects are innovative. They have been designed to bring generations together so that each individual can benefit from the experience, learn from each other, form friendships and most importantly, have fun! We cannot wait to see them deliver happiness across our district in the coming weeks.”

For more information about the HARIBO Happiness Together Fund, please visit: https://wakefieldcf.org.uk/gra...