Horse charity in Hemlington wins £3,000

A CHARITY that offers horse riding therapy to disabled people has won £3,000.

The Unicorn Centre, in Hemlington, Middlesbrough, will spend the money on a new pony.

The charity won most votes in the Lloyds Community Bank Appeal, a total of 40 per cent of all votes cast.

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