All-ability Short Break / Summer 2016

Fancy trying this? We are delighted to announce we will be introducing the first ‘sit-down’ surfboard to Northern Ireland very soon! If you are aged between 14 and 18, apply now to join us for an All-ability Short on either 1-2 July or 5-7 August.  It will be a great opportunity to experience independence, make new friends  and  try out new and exciting activities. Dates are filling up quickly so request an application form  by emailing your name and choice of date to

‘Hands Up’ for the beach

Beach access/participation in Northern Ireland is really important to us. We want to hear from as many people as possible, from across the province, about any difficulties enjoying the beach.  We’ve set ourselves an ambitious target of 5000 shares of our survey on Facebook – please help us achieve our goal. Remember, even if you personally don’t need beach access you can support those who do by sharing and by updating your profile picture to your own personalised  ‘Hands Up’ shot.

Santastic Day Out

We kicked off our fundraising campaign with a festive ‘Team Santa Walk’ at Carnfunnock Country Park. The route was chosen due to its accessible terrain and ended with a nice hot drink in the covered area, just before the rain started.

In addition to our Santa walkers, a ‘Christmas pudding’ dressed dog turned up; as well as our very own miniature horse Bambi, complete with bells and antlers!

Thanks to everyone who supported us by walking, volunteering or donating ballot prizes. Special thanks to East Coast Athletic who leant their valuable time and experience to marshal on the day and to Loreen from ‘Loreen Katherine’ Photography who worked hard all day capturing the fun.

Welcome to our first arrivals

Equine ArrivalIt was an exciting day for the Mae Murray Foundation as our first training recruits arrived. Bambi and Benny are destined to eventually live at Equi-Zone; our proposed miniature horse centre, but for now they will live in a foster home. We are very fortunate to have a dedicated and experienced volunteer trainer on board – Amanda, who is devoted to their care and development. If you would like to hear more about their personal stories and progress, please sign up for our Newsletter on our Home page.