HAWORTH Riding for the Disabled has received a £7,000 boost.

The donation, from the Sovereign Health Care community programme, will go towards coaching costs.

Jackie Butterfield, founder of Haworth Riding for the Disabled, said: "Since lockdown, there has been an ever-increasing demand for our services.

"As we develop them to accommodate more people, it becomes increasingly expensive to operate. Without support from people like Sovereign Health Care, we simply wouldn't be able to accommodate everyone."

The group offers therapeutic, recreational and competitive riding lessons to people with physical and learning disabilities from throughout West and North Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Group coach Jane Lawrence said: "Our motto is 'it’s what you can do that counts'. We aim to take grassroots disabled riders and embark them on a journey of physical and emotional wellbeing."

The group also offers volunteering opportunities, work placements and after-school and holiday clubs to able-bodied and disabled people.