West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled launches appeal for new support vehicle

MP Liz Truss visited the West Norfolk for the Riding for the Disabled in South Runcton - From left,

MP Liz Truss visited the West Norfolk for the Riding for the Disabled in South Runcton - From left, Liz Truss with Natalie Dade and Karen Black on the new disabled carriage, which can take a wheelchair. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Magpie Centre offers horse riding and carriage driving for hundreds of disabled people and south west Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss helped launch a fundraising appeal for a much-needed vehicle to support the charity's work.

It needs to raise £9,000 for a 4x4 Gator, a specialist utility vehicle that will be used to follow carriage riders in its grounds at Wallington Hall.

And South-West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss paid a visit to kick-start the fundraising campaign and meet those involved with the charity, based at South Runcton, near King's Lynn.

She said: 'Riding for the Disabled do fantastic work across the country. The Gator Appeal is a great initiative and will offer much-needed back up when the horses and carriages are out and about.'

The centre is also collecting tokens for the EDP Community Chest in a bid to gather enough funds to send a team to the Riding for the Disabled Association's regional qualifying competition in St Albans in May.

Throughout 2016 the EDP's Community Chest campaign, in association with the Norfolk Community Foundation, will hand out £100,000 to non-profit groups. The monthly giveaway of grants between £250 and £2,500,will help local organisations.

For more information, rules and an entry form visit www.edp24.co.uk/communitychest

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To donate, go to BT mydonate and in the charity search look up West Norfolk RDA to find the right page. Or, cheques made payable to WNRDA can be sent to The Magpie Centre, Wallington Hall, Lynn Road, South Runcton, King's Lynn, PE33 0EP.