A Riding for the Disabled lesson at the Pegasus Centre

Volunteers needed for Morpeth Riding for the Disabled Group

An appeal is being made for volunteers to help at Morpeth Riding for the Disabled at the Pegasus Centre in Morpeth.

Regular help is needed to assist with leading the ponies during classes at the centre.  Some knowledge of handling horses would be an advantage although not essential as training will be given.

Help is needed on the following times :

Tuesday evening  between 6pm - 7pm for a Useful Vision Group of visually impaired riders 
Tuesday afternoon between 1pm - 4pm
Wednesday 1.30pm - 4pm
Thursday  12.30pm - 2.30pm & 5pm - 7pm
Friday 1.15pm - 2.30 pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

The Morpeth Riding For The Disabled Group is a registered charity giving people with special needs and disabilities a chance to develop their abilities and enrich their lives through riding specially trained ponies.

Over 300 riders aged between 4 to 72  use the centre, travelling from all over the county and even Tyneside to attend.  The Pegasus Centre is managed by Active Northumberland and supported financially by Northumberland County Council.
Northumberland County Councillor Cath Homer, cabinet member with responsibility for leisure said:
“ There is a small, dedicated team of  paid staff and a team of passionate volunteers that turn up week in, week out to provide their invaluable support to help make the centre work. However Morpeth Riding for the Disabled group need more helping hands.”
“ Volunteering with RDA is rewarding and fulfilling and we’d be really grateful to anyone who could spare a couple of hours each week to help.  We welcome volunteers from the age of 14 and there is no upper age limit. ” 

To find out more ring:  Dawn Watson on 01670 624780 or email dwatson@activenorthumberland.org.uk
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