Glamorous launch targets £1,000 for disability charity

AN EVENING of glitz and glamour aims to raise £1,000 to get the newly formed Saddleworth Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Group off to a galloping start.


Helen Taylor (coach and trustee), Sally Jones (treasurer and trustee), Alison Pickering (chair and trustee), Heather Howe (secretary and trustee) with horses Billy and Fliss

Saddleworth is one of 500 RDA Groups in the UK that provide horse riding and therapeutic sessions to 30,000 people with disabilities.

Their activities are specially designed for children and adults with physical and learning difficulties to receive physical and psycho-social therapy, enjoyment and a chance to achieve.

And with activities dependent on voluntary help and donations, Saddleworth RDA is hoping to drum up support and awareness at their launch night.

Their event at Denshaw Village Hall on Saturday, June 23 promises a great night out with live entertainment by local singer Graham Wheeler, music, dancing and a light supper.

Tickets cost £15 and the essential funds will ensure more people with disabilities in the local area can benefit from Saddleworth RDA activities.

“Our inaugural event will mark the start of a very exciting new opportunity for local people with disabilities,” said Saddleworth RDA Chair Alison Pickering.

“I am very lucky to be supported by three amazing trustees, Heather Howe (Secretary), Sally Jones (Treasurer) and Helen Taylor (Coach).

“This event is a great way for people to recognise their fantastic efforts in getting this charity off the ground and to hopefully raise lots of money for RDA.”

Saddleworth RDA, which is based at Higher Oxhey Farm in Denshaw, will provide horse riding and grooming activities for children and adults and has already got a waiting list.

“We’d love to be able to expand our services to provide places for everyone who’d like to benefit,” explained Alison.

“Events like the Glitz & Glamour launch party and a disco planned for July are a great way to boost funds for the group, have fun and ensure Saddleworth RDA is very much at the heart of this community.”

Saddleworth Riding for the Disabled Group’s Glitz and Glamour Launch Party takes place on Saturday, June 23 at 8pm at Denshaw Village Hall.

For more information and to get your ticket, call Alison on 07768 986031, email or contact Saddleworth RDA on their Facebook or Twitter pages.

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