Dedicated Fundraisers achieve huge success for FYHP proposed Sensory Trail – 12th July 2018

The dedication of two extraordinary women in achieving huge success in raising funding for FYHP proposed Sensory Trail has been outstanding.


Over €20,000 has been raised, most of it this year, by Amanda Fox and Grainne Coyne, their families and friends. The support of over sixty participants in this years Women’s Mini Marathon and over twenty companies that sponsored Amanda and Grainne in aid of the Sensory Trail has been overwhelming and the staff and Board of FYHP are hugely grateful. Mary Dennehy of the Tallaght Echo has written up a great account of the efforts that Amanda and Grainne have undertaken to get to this stage.

Approximately 30% of the children attending the Fettercairn Youth Horse Project are children with special needs. The Sensory Trail will be an amazing addition to the Horse Project and will facilitate a number of groups (Social Circle, Sensory Fun with Friends, Cheeverstown, Hope Montessori & Autism Care Center, St. John of Gods, Our Lady of Good Council, Dyspraxia Ireland), local schools, as well as local and countywide children attending our project. A sensory trail will add to the experience especially for those with special needs, with increased stimulation, balance, motivation, co-ordination, whilst also improving independence, and encouraging communication.

The list of the companies that sponsored Amanda and Grainne in aid of the Sensory Trail is as follows;

Thank you again Amanda and Grainne for your continued efforts to ensure the construction of the Sensory Trail.