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Charity needs home for its riding sessions

Eastbourne Area Riding for the Disabled session at Bedes School Upper Dicker. September 11th 2013 E37262P ENGSUS00120131209164024

Eastbourne Area Riding for the Disabled session at Bedes School Upper Dicker. September 11th 2013 E37262P ENGSUS00120131209164024

A charity which meets each week for children with disabilities to benefit from riding horses is in need of a new home after learning its current one is set to close its stables.

The Eastbourne Area Riding for the Disabled Association (EARDA) was set up by Sarah Groom back in November 2010. Sessions have been running every Wednesday afternoon at Bedes School in Upper Dicker for four to 16-year-olds with a disability but it is now looking for a new venue after learning its usual place, which had been given to them free of charge, will soon no longer be available.

Sarah, who is EARDA’s group instructor and chairman, said the support from Bede’s School had been brilliant, adding, “We’re looking for an indoor school in the Eastbourne or surrounding areas that will allow us to use their school for two hours on an evening or afternoon in the week, preferably on a Wednesday.”

A spokesperson for Bede’s School said, “After much consideration, it has been decided that the time is right to close the stables at Bede’s Senior School in Upper Dicker. The principal reason for this decision is that of its commercial viability. The trust remains absolutely committed to delivering an equestrian programme for its pupils and is therefore currently considering partnership opportunities with a number of local riding establishments.”

If you can help please call Sarah on 07809 630163.

 

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