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West Lancashire Freemasons ride to the rescue for regional riding show

Thursday, 07 June 2018

The West Lancashire Freemasons’ Charity (WLFC) were delighted to sponsor the regional show of the North West Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), held at the 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.'

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.

'Charity and benevolence are at the very centre of Freemasonry and the happy, smiling faces are a marvellous reminder of how important those two core values are.'