Riding high on donation

Riders at Riding for the Disabled in Morpeth.
Riders at Riding for the Disabled in Morpeth.

Hundreds of youngsters will now be able to saddle up in safety – thanks to a cash donatio to buy extra riding hats.

A grant of £1,254 to Riding for the Disabled in Morpeth, means there will be greater opportunities for more visually impaired or blind youngsters to get active and experience the thrill of riding a horse.

More than 300 children and adults with a range of disabilities will now be able to enjoy horse riding at the centre, thanks to cash from the Northumbrian Water Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.

Sam Orde from Riding for the Disabled, said: “We’re very grateful to Northumbrian Water for helping us to purchase new equipment and provide opportunities for young disabled people.”

Sarah Pinkerton, Partnerships Manager for Northumbrian Water said: “As a local company, we very much want to be an active participant in the communities we supply drinking water to, but we also need to know what the issues are and what local communities need.

For more information about funding opportunities at the Community Foundation visit www.communityfoundation.org.uk/apply.