Park Lane Stables in Teddington had been staring down the barrel of closure in Could earlier than a crowd-funding web page was arrange raised greater than £1million. The exceptional work has been recognised by the Queen and the Monarch has invited the group to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace mentioned the Queen was “touched by the passion” of the campaigners and “needed to reward the volunteers with a memorable expertise”.
Park Lane Stables proprietor Natalie O’Rourke described the invitation as a “modern-day fairy story”.
The Royal Mews is positioned within the grounds of Buckingham Palace and thought to be one of many best working stables world wide.
It’s also liable for all of the street journey preparations for The Queen and members of the Royal Household.
Ms O’Rourke launched the ‘Save Our Stables’ marketing campaign to purchase the London facility after the owner determined in opposition to extending the lease.
The marketing campaign raised £1.3million in simply two months after receiving assist from the area people and celebrities – together with TV presenter Clare Balding and comic Rob Brydon.
Stables volunteer Bess Limmer, 17 and her mom Caitlin, had written to the Queen asking for concepts about the best way to save the stables.
They harassed how vital the stables for these dwelling in the area people, particularly as it’s a Driving for The Disabled (RDA) centre.
Ms O’Rourke mentioned: “This is sort of a modern-day fairy story. I can’t imagine that The Queen has responded on this approach.
“That is incredible recognition for all of the volunteers they usually actually deserve it.
“They’re the actually vital individuals who maintain us going, mucking out day-after-day in all climate – it’s unbelievable.”