£250 donation to RDA

Forbes Inglis (left) is pictured with President Alan Cairns.
Forbes Inglis (left) is pictured with President Alan Cairns.

Forfar Rotary continued with its policy of assisting with funding when they presented Forbes Inglis with a cheque for £250 at its weekly meeting.

Forbes gave a witty yet thought-provoking talk about the Angus RDA’s facility at Bottymire, just outside Forfar, and outlined the aims of RDA.

The charity has a network of 500 volunteer groups across the country that organise activities including riding, carriage driving, vaulting and showjumping to up to 28,000 people each year. Groups have been carrying out their life-changing activities for more than 40 years, and takes great pride in the exceptional standard of its 18,000 volunteers and instructors.

Providing a pony might seem easy but when the costs of also providing inside facilities for the riders as well as the stabling etc for the ponies are factored in then it does not come cheap.

The benefits for the children, however, who otherwise would not have the chance to see, never mind ride a pony are self-evident for those involved in providing the service which is always on the look-out for those who can volunteer their services.

Forbes Inglis (left) is pictured with President Alan Cairns.