Donation for riding for disabled group

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A charitable group has been given a £1,000 donation by the leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes.

Riding for the Disabled Winton Group was selected to receive the funding as part of Persimmon Homes West Scotland’s Community Champions scheme.

Offering specialist therapy for children across Ayrshire, Riding for the Disabled Winton Group has been operating for over 40 years, relying heavily on donations and legacies to enable disabled youngsters to experience horse riding.

Working closely with local schools, the group provides riding lessons and a chance for children with a wide range of disabilities to compete at the annual regional championships.

Anona Sinclair, Chairman at RDA Winton Group, said: “We are extremely grateful for this kind donation from Persimmon Homes. Without donations like this one the lessons would not be possible. The money will be used to cover the costs of pony and arena hire and the specialist safety tack which is adapted to suit our riders.

“We provide all the specialist riding equipment such as riding hats, riding boots for all the children and special neck straps for the ponies to ensure that the young riders are completely safe.”

The group sessions culminate in the annual regional championships, which is a particular favourite of the children, and offers parents a chance to watch them compete and experience what they have achieved during their sessions.

Doug Law, managing director at Persimmon Homes West Scotland, said: “We are very proud to support RDA Winton Group who provide a fantastic community service that makes a genuine difference to youngsters with disabilities.

“We have been amazed at the response to our Community Champions initiative and encourage anyone who has not yet been successful to apply.”

For anyone interested in applying for Community Champions funding or finding our more about the new homes at Strathlea or Montgomerie View visit: www.perimmonhomes.com