Middlewood Riding for the Disabled were delighted to receive  £1,100 recently from the Vernon Building Society in their 2018 Community Awards.  Thanks to the Vernon’s generosity and to the public for taking the time to  vote for them, the Charity, which has been running since 1986, can continue to give free riding lessons to 24 primary school children from the local area who have a wide range of disabilities.

Group volunteer Stephanie Wilkinson said: ‘’Through mounted exercises, games and proficiency tests our young riders benefit both mentally and physically and gain a strong sense of achievement. They enjoy interacting with the ponies and our Volunteers, and the progress they make over the weeks is amazing.’’

The Group meets at Bank Farm Riding School in Poynton on a Thursday morning in term time and new volunteers are always welcome.

The Group is entirely funded by donation and relies on the generous support of the local community and our Volunteers who freely give their time.

If you’d like more information or to donate to the Charity please contact 01625 824911 or visit www.justgiving.com/rda-middlewood