Horse riding charity calls for volunteers

The horse riding charity is calling for more volunteers
The horse riding charity is calling for more volunteers
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A horse riding charity for the disabled in Crawley is calling for more volunteers.

East Park Riding for the Disabled Group in Newchapel aims to provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK.

Children from various special need schools can ride horses and ponies term-time at the stables on Monday to Thursdays.

Famous actress Dame Judi Dench is patron of the charity.

She gifted her much loved racehorse, Smokey Oakey, to the owners of the Littlebrook Equestrian Centre.

Brian, 77, of Allyington Way, who has been volunteering at the RDA for 12 years, said: “We have had children who have come who have never opened their eyes, but when they went riding they did.

“We have also had children who don’t talk – we really do have some wonderful stories.

“We aim to give children the confidence and a sense of achievement.”

To find out more about East Park Riding for the Disabled Group click here.

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