Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is to receive £300,000, thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery. Comedian and RDA supporter Rory Bremner celebrated the news recently by accepting a cheque on the charity's behalf during a visit to Borders RDA group in Scotland.
Support from players of People's Postcode Lottery has already enabled RDA to provide direct grants to some of its 500 groups throughout the UK; helping them deliver more therapy and a sense of achievement and fun to people with disabilities. Horse riding and carriage driving with RDA really do make a difference; they deliver lasting physiotherapy, build self-confidence, inspire friendships, as well as provide freedom of movement and access to the outdoors.
Rory was extremely grateful for the award. "We'd like to say a huge thank you to all players of People's Postcode Lottery for this massive award of £300,000for the Riding for the Disabled Association." He continued, "Disabled people throughout the country are going to have so much happiness and joy from the money that you've awarded them. Thank you so much on behalf of the RDA."
"The incredibly generous support from players is making a real difference to the lives of both new and existing RDA riders," says RDA Chief Executive Ed Bracher. "We've been able to make grants to our groups so they can expand their activities, invest in new equipment, attract new volunteers, and try to reduce the waiting lists that so many of our groups struggle with. We can't thank players enough for this extra support, which will allow us to do even more for our groups and riders."
Today, about 28,000 children and adults across the UK benefit from RDA's activities, but there are thousands more waiting to join in. Support from players of People's Postcode Lottery will provide vital support to RDA's 500 groups all over the UK, and make sure even more people's lives can be changed for the better.