From left: Legion vice-president Doug Carey and service officer/veteran liaison officer Ian Campbell present Paul and Terry Nichols, who operate The Forge Centre at Pen-Y-Bryn Farm in Kersley, a $5,000 donation for the program. Lindsay Chung photo

Quesnel Legion supports The Forge’s programs for veterans

Local legion branch donated $5,000 to The Forge

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 94 presented a $5,000 donation to Paul and Terry Nichols, who operate The Forge Centre at Pen-Y-Bryn Farm in Kersley, Nov. 22 at the farm.

At The Forge Centre, the Nicholses and their team provide residential therapy programs for veterans and first responders. The programs are designed to support and treat people experiencing the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Operational Stress Injuries (OSI).

During a program, participants are provided with a variety of therapeutic activities, including group and individual therapy sessions, massage, body work, yoga and equine therapy. A key element of the programs is Equine Assisted Mindfulness Therapy, which pairs participants with an equine partner for the duration of their stay.

“We’re proud to support this,” said Carey.

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