Four decades of family fun takes toll on Exeter Library’s much-loved rocking horse and sparks renovation campaign

A rocking horse in Exeter Library played on by generations of children is at the centre of a fundraising campaign to preserve her for future fun.

The grey rocking horse, known as Jubilee Beauty, has been part of the furniture at Exeter Library for more than 40 years.

Now the library has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise £1,000 to pay for rocking horse renovations.

Exeter Library said the money will help bring Jubilee Beauty back to her former glory, to ‘give her more years of life to bring joy to others’.

Emily Macaulay, Exeter Library centre manager, said: “Jubilee Beauty, the Exeter Library rocking horse, is a part of local heritage having been with us since 1977.

“Generations of library-goers have played on her, loved her, grown up and then brought their own children – grandchildren – in to play on her.
“Sadly, she has ridden one too many rides and has gone lame – is broken.

“As a result she needs to go to the special vets – rocking horse restoration – for treatment and we need some help to make sure she gets the best possible care.”

Emily added: “Please help us to bring Jubilee Beauty back to her full glory and give her more years of life to bring joy to others.”

To donate to Jubilee Beauty’s renovations, visit her GoFundMe page, here.


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