Carriage Driving helps to improve co-ordination, balance and sense of well-being and can greatly improve the quality of life of many disabled people.” The group meets every Wednesday between April and October and activities include driving around the local lanes and fields, grooming, tack cleaning, and a well-attended annual fun day. Susi added “We all get immense pleasure from carriage driving and volunteering with the group is fun and rewarding.
The Woodchurch Carriage Driving for the Disabled is on a huge drive for volunteers. The group, which is part of the National Riding for the Disabled Charity now, has around 50 people involved with the group and urgently needs more help. Susi Anderson, the group’s organiser said “The group has gone from strength to strength but we desperately need more volunteers if we are to expand and help more disabled adults. . Previous experience is not necessary as all training is given – all we need is enthusiasm!” The group has had a successful year as fundraising has provided 2 new carriages and planning permission was granted for an indoor carriage driving arena. Anybody interested in volunteering, helping with fund-raising for the group or wanting to know more about the group should contact Susi Anderson, Group Organiser on 01233 860 870 or visit the website at http://www.rdawoodchurch.co.uk