Tractors trundle through Saddleworth in charity run for disabled horse riders

TWENTY-THREE tractors trundled through the streets for a charity run raising more than £400 for the Saddleworth Riding for the Disabled Association.

The eye-catching Saddleworth Tractor Group convoy left Diggle Hotel and set off on their route into Marsden and Slaithwaite before heading back to the hostelry.

There, the drivers tucked into a cake decorated with the RDA logo which was baked and donated by Tasteful Creations, while lunch was provided by the pub.

The tractors were proudly lined up outside on display for admiring visitors, and a raffle was in aid of the charity, with £452.80 raised throughout the day.

Pictures thanks to Saddleworth RDA

Saddleworth RDA, which launched in May, 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.

They are based at Higher Oxhey Farm in Denshaw and are looking for volunteers to help out as they already have a waiting list of riders.

Find out more about Saddleworth RDA, or volunteer to help, via their Facebook page.

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