Disabled riders benefit

Sports Opportunity Fund award to Melton charity

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Meet Jet, the valuable new addition to the team at the Mount Group Riding for the Disabled charity based at Somerby, near Melton Mowbray. 

Jet is a mechanical horse that helps young and disabled club members improve their riding skills. A Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund award of £11,150 has allowed the club to purchase and install Jet. Pictured at a special presentation event is Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund Trustee Tim Barker (left) with Mount Group Trustee Pat Bishop, children from Knossington Grange School and Oakham CE Primary School plus Joseph Platt (on Jet), who also uses the club’s facilities for rehabilitation after a serious injury. 

Pat Bishop of Mount Group said; “Our riders love riding on real ponies but this equipment also helps to improve their technique in a safe environment.  Another great benefit is that Jet doesn’t get tired like a real horse and more of our young people can use it for longer periods of time.”  
 
The Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund was launched by Samworth Brothers in 2013 to support deserving community sports projects close to Samworth Brothers’ sites in Leicestershire and elsewhere in the UK.
 
The aim of the Fund is to help local sporting projects, in particular those that give disadvantaged young people better confidence and life skills.  During 2014 the Samworth Brothers Sports Opportunity Fund awarded £136,663.00 in grants to clubs and other charitable organisations. More details of the Fund can be found at www.samworthbrothers.co.uk or by emailing sportsopportunityfund@samworthbrothers.co.uk
 
Disabled riders benefit