New Riding for Disabled group in Nantwich supported by MyCSP

11 Aug 2017

Newly established Riding for the Disabled group based at Reaseheath College in Nantwich, has received a donation to buy assorted games equipment, from Cheadle and Liverpool based pension administrator MyCSP.

With approximately 500 Riding for the Disabled groups across the UK, demand for new facilities is increasing as waiting lists grow longer. This resulted in local children with disabilities from the Crewe and Nantwich area having to travel considerable distances to other facilities.

Reasehealth College in Nantwich is supporting the newly created Nantwich and District RDA Group by allowing them to use their facilities.

The group, which will be run by volunteers, needs to raise over £6,500 to pay for specialised equipment including mounting ramps, specialist riding hats, reins, and stirrups, plus assorted games equipment.

Kerry-Ann Davies, who requested the money from her employer’s MyCSP Community Fund, commented; “I have a very close friend whose daughter has Cerebral Palsy, and my own son has a condition which is helped massively by the interaction with the ponies. Up until now, accessing Riding for Disabled facilities meant a long drive, which anyone with abled or disabled children will know is never ideal. I would like to thank MyCSP’s Community Fund for supporting the new centre at Reaseheath College in Natwich.

"I too will be donating my own time each week volunteering to assist with riders, helping them on and off the ponies and leading them around the arena."

Mrs Sheila Saner, deputy Chairman and North West Regional Chairman of RDA UK, said; “We support around 28,000 people each year nationally, with a range of disabilities. All of whom gain much pleasure on so many levels, from their interaction with our ponies to the freedom and pure enjoyment they receive whichever equestrian activity they participate in. I would like to thank MyCSP and all our supporters for making this possible.”

David Boardman, communications director, MyCSP said, “Riding for the Disabled provides a huge range of benefits for people with a complete spectrum of disabilities, from physical to emotional. Helping a new group set up, which is just an hour away from our Liverpool and Cheadle offices, is incredibly rewarding and we wish them every success.”

The MyCSP Community Fund was launched three years ago to support local causes and has so far donated over £40,000 to 85 different fundraising campaigns.

For more information or to support Nantwich Riding for the Disabled contact:

Mrs Sheila Saner, deputy Chairman and North West Regional Chairman of RDA UK on Email: sheilas@nantwichcc.co.uk

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