Appeal to buy specially adapted trap for West Pinchbeck accessible riding group gets off to flying start thanks to donations from Spalding Lions
An appeal to buy a specially adapted trap to allow more disabled people to enjoy riding has got off to a flying start.
Four Winds Accessible Riding Group has received more than £650 in donations since launching its appeal to raise more than £7,000 to buy a wheelchair adapted trap.
Spalding Lions have generously pledged £500 towards the costs of buying a second trap for the group, which is based at Four Winds Equestrian Centre in West Pinchbeck.
President Elaine Mothers said some of this money will have come from the group’s popular Santa Sleigh runs, which ended in West Pinchbeck.
She said: “We like to support local causes.
“West Pinchbeck was the final night with last year’s Santa Sleigh run and we had a lot of support so it is nice to give something back.”
Accessible riding instructor Kirsty Sweeney has thanked the Lions for their generosity and was also overwhelmed to have raised a further £150 donation from another donor.
She said: “It has been an incredible response and it is wonderful that people are behind us and willing to support.”
The purchase of a second trap will allow more people with physical and learning difficulties to have a go at riding.
If you wouldlike to support the appeal please call the centre on 01775 640533.