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Why volunteer? BHS stalwart describes benefits

5 June 2014

Ann FraserWith the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week, we’re taking time out this week to celebrate all of our volunteers, especially those who have been with us for a landmark three decades – or longer!

Ann Fraser, a true stalwart of the BHS, has been volunteering with the charity for 35 years and is currently Chair of the BHS Scotland Access Advisory group.  

She has been involved with us in many capacities over the years, including building up and managing the Borders Festival of the Horse – a unique eight-day festival taking place for the 13th time this year.

Ann originally started volunteering with her local county committee, which is where her interest in our access work first began. 

She went on to map the riding routes in the Scottish Borders, resulting in the establishment of the first dedicated horse route in Scotland. 

Ann views raising the profile of horse riding in the Scottish Borders as her biggest achievement as a volunteer. Being able to help people to access horse riding is what brings her the most enjoyment.

“Get involved if you want to give something back to the horse world,” Ann advises.

“You’ll meet lots of people and make new friends.”

To find out more about how you can get involved with the BHS, visit our volunteering section.

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