Haworth RDA thanks YBS for generous support

A Haworth-based charity that provides disabled people with access to horse riding and stable management activities has received an £800 donation from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation to support its work.

Haworth RDA

Haworth RDA (Riding for the Disabled) has benefited from the generous donation to purchase new riding equipment and helmets, after being recommended by a colleague from the Yorkshire Building Society branch in Keighley.

Haworth RDA is a non-profit making charity established in 2001 with one rider, one pony and three volunteers. It now cater for over 160 riders, have ten specially trained horses and over 46 volunteers. The team provides people with physical and learning disabilities horse riding and stable management lessons throughout the year.

Chloe Emmerson, branch manager at Yorkshire Building Society in Keighley, said:

Our Charitable Foundation is proud to support charities such as Haworth RDA and we’re delighted to see the donation be put to good use.

I nominated the charity for a donation after volunteering last year and seeing the amazing work the team does. They have such a positive impact on the people that use their services that I wanted to provide them with as much support as possible.

Jane Lawrence, Haworth RDA Fundraiser, said:

We are so thankful for this incredibly generous donation from Yorkshire Building Society and its members. Haworth RDA aims to help people with disabilities through interaction with our horses. Horse riding improves core strength, flexibility, suppleness of limb and develops fine and gross motor skills. In addition, the social interaction increases confidence, self-esteem and social skills for our riders.

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.

In 2018, the Charitable Foundation donated £439,304 to 317 registered charities nominated by members and colleagues from around the UK.

For more information about our Small Change Big Difference® scheme and to see an interactive map of recent Charitable Foundation donations visit the charitable foundation pages.

All information correct at time of publication.


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