Coventry (PRWEB UK) 24 May 2011
Staff at the building society held a raffle of donated prizes to raise an impressive £380 to support the region’s only riding for the disabled centre. The riding school also hosts a wide range of events and fundraising activities for the local community.
Steven Williams, Analyst Programmer at Coventry Building Society and Chair of the centre’s fund raising committee said, “We have had a relationship with the Equestrian Centre for almost 4 years, and have held numerous fundraising events. Staff members also volunteer on a regular basis. We help out with anything from general maintenance of the grounds to looking after the horses and ponies. This is a fantastic place which plays a vital role in the community and we are very proud to support it”.
Sue Hately, Centre Manager said, “Horse riding brings many benefits to both disabled and able bodied riders. It improves muscle tone, develops confidence, social skills and is a liberating experience. We are extremely grateful to staff from the Coventry for their help, supporting the work of our dedicated team and enabling us to provide an invaluable service for local people”.
To make a donation or find out about volunteer opportunities with the centre please contact Sue Hately on 02476 392397.
Notes to Editors
Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre
The Nuneaton and North Warwickshire Equestrian Centre (NNWEC) is the only centre for riding for the disabled in North Warwickshire – serving up to 200 disabled and able-bodied riders. It has been shut since early last year, following major flood damage and an out break of the horse respiratory condition, Strangles.
In April 2010, The Ingleby Foundation – the charity arm of the Atherstone-based care company The Ingleby Group – stepped in to try and help the centre get back on its feet. They brought in riding for the disabled/horse expert Sue Hateley, in order to get the centre up and running again this summer.
Coventry Building Society
Coventry Building Society is the third largest building society in the UK with assets exceeding £22.3 billion
The Coventry Building Society is happy supporting the communities in which our members live. Whether that's by raising funds for good causes, offering more direct support to local organisations or simply by reducing our impact on the environment, we enjoy making a difference to local people.
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