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Riding for the disabled (RDA) fund raising appeal

Euromixers are pleased to support the Buxton-based
Helen Atkin Group Riding for the Disabled (RDA).

To celebrating the national RDA’s 50th anniversary year in style the group have launching a major fund-raising campaign to build a covered equestrian arena, building the arena would mean that disabled riders from primary school to retirement age would be able ride more often throughout the year
– giving an important boost to both their mental and physical health.

Fund-raising to finance the arena has now started in earnest, with the launch of a crowdfunding appeal on Monday 25th February 2019 with the aim of raising £4,000 by midnight on Saturday 23rd March.

Riding for the disabled (RDA) fund raising appeal

“I hope as many people as possible will give generously over the next few weeks to get us off to a great start.”

Anyone who would like to contribute can pledge their support online by visiting https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/rda-covered-equestrian-arena.

Disabled riders of all ages and abilities enjoy themselves thanks to Helen Atkin Group, RDA – and a covered equestrian arena at Buxton Riding School would enable them to ride more often throughout the year.

Donations are now being welcomed towards its most ambitious ever project
– poised to make a real difference to the lives of disabled people across
the High Peak.

The Helen Atkin Group, RDA’s appeal aims to provide a £140,000 covered equestrian arena for riders of all ages at Buxton Riding School, Fern Farm.

Fund-raising to finance the arena has now started in earnest, with the launch
of a crowdfunding appeal on Monday February 25 to raise £4,000 by midnight on Saturday March 23.

Group Chairman Wendy Howe explained that if the target were successfully reached, Sport England would pledge a matching £4,000 – plus an additional £40,000 grant, as part of a pilot project to help transform the dream into reality.

“Providing a covered arena would literally transform the service we can offer to disabled riders of all ages and abilities from across the High Peak, as well as being a really positive way to mark the 50th anniversary of the national RDA charity,”
she explained.

“Not only would it enable our group to operate more often, it would offer protection against cold, wet and windy conditions – which can affect our riders in a variety of ways. Mentally, it can be distracting and distressing, while physically it can be painful, restricting muscle movement.”

“We would also be able to expand the number of equestrian activities we offer to encourage our riders to extend their skills and perhaps compete in regional and national RDA competitions.”

For more information about Helen Atkin Group,
RDA (charity number 1074129), visit http://www.helenatkinrda.org.uk.

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