Engineering students team up with local charity on upcycling project
July 1, 2022
Our talented Engineering students have teamed up with the East Liverpool Riding for the Disabled Association, to create some impressive hand-crafted items using old horseshoes to help raise funds for the charity.
The East Liverpool Riding for the Disabled is a Merseyside-based volunteer-run charity that works in the local community to provide horse riding therapy sessions for children and adults with disabilities.
The charity, which relies solely on donations in order to run their therapy sessions, has been looking for creative ways to repurpose the left-over horseshoes from their 8 therapy horses, to help raise funds to support their work.
The charity reached out to our Engineering department, to see if our budding Engineers could turn their hand at upcycling the unused shoes.
The students used the skills they’ve gained on their course to make everything from wine racks and toilet roll holders, to coat racks and artwork, which will be sold at the charity’s upcoming fundraising events.
The products have received a great response and the students have been asked by the charity to continue their work! Well done all.