Oaklands visited by charitable donor

07 February 2010

Oaklands College were visited last week by Pauline Bishop, who came to see how her generous donation of £4000 to the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) was spent. Pauline’s money was put towards the purchase of a new pony in the Equine Department called Lara.

Pauline said of the experience: “I donated the money to Oaklands as I wanted to help the RDA and I feel it is a worthwhile cause. I am so glad I got to meet Lara today as I’ve not had a lot of interaction with horses, and I was pleasantly surprised that I wasn’t frightened.”

Sarah Moreland, Senior Advanced Skills Practitioner for Oaklands commented: “We chose Lara because we needed something calm and sensible for the riders. Having Lara has opened up opportunities for some of our learners who couldn't have ridden previously. Pauline's very generous donation of £4000 originally paid for Lara and her health check and another £100 today towards her food. We are very grateful for her donation