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Great rewards!

Sr Mary Joy has recently been honoured at three differents events for her work and ministry at the Wormwood Scrubbs Pony Centre (London, England), a riding school for children and young people, many of whom have learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

The first one was with the Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council where she was awarded a lifetime achievement award.

The second was a Woman of the Year lunch, held at the Amex Stadium in Brighton, where she was invited to speak on the subject of neurodiversity, because of her experience working with young people with special needs.

The third event was the Loriners' Annual Banquet in the Egyptian Room at the Mansion House, London, where she was honoured for her work at the Pony Centre for the past 35 years and the wonderful legacy she leaves.  Some years ago Mary Joy was made an honorary Loriner.  The Loriners are an ancient Livery Company in London who have a close association with horses. The Master Loriner, George Anderson, paid a lovely tribute to Mary Joy, quoting the words of the Princess Royal, "Sister Mary Joy’s contribution to the knowledge base that is present at the Pony Centre is quite exceptional. We owe her a debt of gratitude for her commitment to all the things that have happened over the past 35 years, which are a testament to her understanding of people but also of the ponies and horses that work together with them”.



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