Supper event raises funds

Nearly 50 people enjoyed a successful social evening that raised over £400 for the Morpeth Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) group.

Trustees Abby Boyle and Helen Stephenson organised an Indian Supper event at Char Mausum in Stannington, which was attended by volunteers, supporters and Pegasus Centre staff.

Also present were some volunteers from the Slaley RDA group – they have been supporting lessons for Hexham Priory School at the Pegasus Centre.

Not only did everyone enjoy a delicious meal and take part in a raffle that had a lot of great prizes on offer, they also witnessed the presentation of the RDA North Region Volunteer of the Year Award to Gordon Cave.

Thanks to the generosity of all concerned, the evening raised £420 towards Morpeth RDA group funds.

Group chairman Malcolm Haigh said: “The supper event was a terrific success.

“As well as raising much-needed funds, this evening provided a great opportunity for volunteers to meet each other in a relaxed atmosphere. People who come along once a week do not have the opportunity to talk with volunteers who come along at a different time in the week.”

The RDA is recognised as a leading body for delivering riding activities for disabled people, which provide therapeutic benefits. The Morpeth group benefits from the state-of-the-art facilities at the Pegasus Centre.