The West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity (WLFC) were delighted to be able to sponsor the regional show of the North West Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) that was held this year at Burrows Lane Equestrian Centre, St Helens. The East Liverpool branch of the RDA were this year’s hosts and a very successful event saw riders from all across the region taking part.
Several categories were competed for including Dressage, Show jumping and Countryside Challenge as well as an Art and Crafts competition being staged. Although the competition saw some keenly contested sections, all the children, parents and supporters had a wonderful day and the sun chose to shine for almost all the time.
Speaking after the show, the NW RDA Group Liason Officer, Dr Jennifer Hoggarth said: “The North West RDA is extremely grateful to West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity for sponsoring this event and relieving the financial pressure.” She continued: “The sun shone, the venue looked fantastic and it was happy smiling faces all round – what more could you ask for?” Jennifer also paid tribute to all the volunteers and organisers who had made the wonderful day possible.
On behalf of the WLFC, Les Newman echoed the positive outcome of the day, saying: “It’s been both a pleasure and an honour for us to be able to help the RDA and we at the WLFC, are committed to supporting local communities and charities throughout West Lancashire and further afield.” He concluded by saying: “Charity and benevolence are at the very centre of Freemasonry and today’s happy, smiling faces are a marvellous reminder of how important those two core values are.”
Further information about the NW RDA can be found on their website, which can be viewed by following this link.