Store aidsdisabledcharity

Waitrose customers were surprised to see a Shetland pony on the forecourt of the Old Town Eastbourne branch.

Monday, 24th July 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:00 am
Pony at Waitrose SUS-170718-122806001

Sonny, a 14-year-old Shetland cross, was there to received a cheque for £300 on behalf of Sussex charity Riding for the Disabled donated by the store’s Community Matters scheme and was happy to chomp on carrots and pose for selfies with the crowd for charity.

Riding for the Disabled, which is based at Fairlight, encourages adults, children and home-schooled children with a variety of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy and MS to engage with horses and gain confidence from riding and working with them at an affordable cost in a professional, experienced and welcoming environment, while having fun.

Course director Sacha Cameron-Clarke said: “Riding improves posture and core stability. It offers an opportunity to regain confidence, mobility and freedom ”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at

2) Like our Facebook page at Text to display

3) Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.