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Haworth Riding for the Disabled offer to injured soldiers may be taken up
6:20am Saturday 17th August 2013 in News
A riding for the disabled group’s offer to help seriously injured soldiers returning from Afghanistan could be taken up.
Army bosses said this week they already use such groups in other parts of the country to help with the rehabilitation of wounded personnel.
But utilisation of the Haworth RDA facilities would depend on various factors.
“Through our recovery units, injured soldiers are offered a huge number of opportunities, and depending on the nature of their injury, some do participate in riding for the disabled groups across the country,” said an army spokesman.
“However, this doesn’t suit every soldier and use of any such group would depend on where the person lives.”
The nearest recovery centre, one of four in the UK, is Phoenix House at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.
It is run by the charity, Help for Heroes, and provides support to any service personnel returning from war zones with life-changing injuries.
Last week we revealed Haworth RDA was prepared to run special sessions for injured soldiers at its stables in Vale Mill Lane, Cross Roads.
It said the initiative would help participants in many ways, such as with their balance, co-ordination and posture.
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