Date: Tuesday 23 December 2014
A Middlesbrough charity that offers horse riding facilities for disabled adults and children has been able to invest in a much-needed saddle, after we provided a £500 donation.
The Unicorn Centre, which is a member of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), is based just a short distance from our Rose Cottage Farm development in Stainton, and relies entirely on fundraising to subsidise lessons and equipment.
Claire Pitt, manager at the Unicorn Centre says: “In order to provide a safe and supportive environment for our members, we are dependent on committed volunteers and local businesses, such as Taylor Wimpey, who can ensure we have the best equipment.
“Saddles can be really expensive and this £500 donation has been a massive help so I would like to thank them on behalf of both the whole team at The Unicorn Centre and our members.”
The Unicorn Centre opened in 1998 and offers riding therapy in addition to learning and training opportunities to over 200 individuals every week.
Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, says: “The Unicorn Centre is a remarkable charity that we are proud to be associated with.
“Our Rose Cottage Farm development is now a key part of the Stainton community, and with so many fantastic volunteers in the area, we wanted to help in any way we could.”
Rose Cottage Farm currently features a variety of three, four and five bedroom homes.