24 Jan 2020
November 18, 2019 - Filed under: Antiques News — David

A businesswoman bought an antique rocking horse at an auction and is charging people to ride it in order to raise money for a charity that helps sick children’s dreams come true.

Evelyn McLare saw a children’s rocking horse at an auction and decided to buy it to raise money for good causes. The horse is over 50 years old, but was not in great condition. After lovingly restoring the wooden rocking horse to near new condition, she housed it at a tattoo studio and barbers run by her daughter and business partner in Coltness, Scotland.

They have asked parents to bring their children in to ride on the horse for a minimum of £1 donation. They are welcome to take a photograph of their children riding on the horse, and every parent is given a raffle ticket to win prizes.

All the money raised from horse riding goes to The Dreamaker Foundation, a charity started by Les Hoey MBE that helps unwell children fulfil their dreams of meeting celebrities, going to concerts, shows, football games, theme parks, zoos or anything else that they desire.

The horse will then be donated to a local children’s hospital for Christmas.

McLare said:

“It’s all about bringing some joy to children at Christmas.”

Most people go to Lancashire antique dealers to buy antique sofas, chests, wardrobes and other furniture. You may come across an antique rocking horse, and if you are feeling generous, you can buy it to raise money for charity.

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