Health charity benefits from Burg-Wächter’s secure communities scheme

Gul Outdoor Therapy team

Gul Outdoor Therapy has won the support of Burg-Wächter UK’s ‘Secure Communities Scheme’. The therapy business is a mental and physical health support charity serving people living in Wiltshire, Carmarthenshire and Norfolk.

Burg-Wächter has provided Gul Outdoor Therapy with a padlock and an electronically locking safe, free of charge. The charity is now able to store its possessions safely and keep its perimeter gates secure, which is especially important given that it has a rural location. Watch a brief video about Burg-Wächter’s donation here.

James Dwyer, operations director at Gul Outdoor Therapy, said: “Gul provides mental and physical health support in the outdoors. Just over half of our provision is centred on using horses – ridden or ground-based – to teach skills and enhance mental health and wellbeing. The other part of what we do involves using outdoor spaces such as woodlands for the same purpose, and this involves navigation, gardening, bush craft and forest schooling. Prior to Covid there was already a rising need for what we offer, but since the pandemic it appears to have skyrocketed.

“Our rather remote location, combined with this expansion of activity means our security needs have grown, and I’m very happy that Burg-Wächter has been able to assist us. It was wonderful that the scheme afforded access to security products ideal for our needs.

“In addition, it was a super-simple process to apply for the equipment. The Secure Communities Scheme is featured on the Burg-Wächter website, and this details what to do. It’s just a case of sending one email, that’s all. I’d strongly recommend that other community-serving initiatives apply.”

Burg-Wächter’s Secure Communities Scheme gives regional community leaders and volunteers the chance to win a security kit worth up to £200 for their organisation. This scheme is only open to organisations based in the UK and Ireland. Any regional initiative  that is run by or supports the local community can apply.

Burg-Wächter launched the scheme in recognition of the people around the country who are doing their bit for their community. The Secure Communities Scheme has already helped 97 regional causes by providing over 2,000 pieces of security equipment.

A wide variety of projects and organisations can apply to Burg-Wächter’s Secure Communities Scheme. As long as the initiative is run by or supports the local community and it has a specific security need, Burg-Wächter representatives encourage applications to the scheme. Successful applicants can receive a tailored kit to help secure the property, premises, equipment or storage areas, to the value of £150-£200 (retail price).