Ulster Carpets have pledged to continue their support for the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) in Northern Ireland throughout 2015.
The RDA provides respite from the struggles of everyday life for around 1,000 riders who attend weekly riding lessons in one of the Association’s 28 groups. The exercise provided by horse riding has huge benefits for people with physical disabilities, particularly those with restricted movement or confined to a wheelchair, helping to prevent respiratory problems such as chest infections, as well as improving mobility and muscle strength.
The riders who use the RDA come from a wide spectrum of disabilities and each rider is assisted by one of the 1000 dedicated volunteers.
The RDA relies entirely on donations and fundraising and Ulster Carpets are continuing to support this valuable work by sponsoring the RDA Regional magazine.
Nick Coburn, MD of Ulster Carpets said, “As a company we admire the dedication of the RDA and their commitment to providing this worthwhile service to as many riders as possible. Like many charities, they have faced increased financial pressures in recent years, but through the hard work and determination of their volunteers, they have continued to benefit thousands of people. Ulster Carpets are proud to support the RDA in their efforts.”