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Wooden Spoon launch an exciting new initiative with Riding for The Disabled Association

Today Wooden Spoon and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) have launched a new charity initiative to support disabled children and young people across the UK.

In preparation for RDA’s 50th anniversary in 2019, Wooden Spoon have pledged to help RDA fund a team of horses across the country. RDA is experiencing a growing demand for services amongst older children and needs to increase the number of bigger horses at its centres across the UK. Wooden Spoon aims to help fill this gap.

HRH, The Princess Royal, who is Royal Patron of both charities said: “I am particularly pleased as this exciting initiative combines two of my big passions; horses and rugby. Both pastimes offer a great deal to young people from all walks of life which makes the Wooden Spoon and Riding for the Disabled partnership all the more important.

“In today’s world it is important for all organisations to collaborate and this is particularly the case with charities. Collaboration can lead to more of the hard-earned income reaching beneficiaries. I have the privilege of seeing first hand, the good work that is done by both charities.”

Wooden Spoon Lead Ambassador, Phil Vickery MBE said: “Last year Wooden Spoon reached the milestone of having granted in excess of £250,000 to RDA projects. This year we hope to make even more of an impact. I am delighted to be involved in this exciting new initiative.”

Long-term corporate supporter of Wooden Spoon, TNT UK, is the first to sponsor a horse as part of this initiative. Daniel Vines, Director of Sales TNT UK (Domestic) said: “We’re so pleased to extend our support to kick-start this exciting new fundraising campaign, supporting Riding for The Disabled Association and Wooden Spoon. Sponsoring a horse for this purpose is a welcome first for TNT UK and we wish both charities every success.”

Find out how you can support the new initiative by sponsoring your own horse for a child with a disability, or email us for more information.