Diamond Cider proudly gifted a large donation of computer equipment to the Diamond Centre – a charity that supports disabled riders.
Steve Axon, Chairman of Trustees, of the Diamond Centre commented,
Our riders, volunteers and staff at the Diamond Centre were delighted to receive a donation of computer equipment from Diamond Cider.
The Diamond Centre is one of the largest purpose built centres of its kind in the UK and we have unique facilities for up to 360 plus disabled children and adults each week to enjoy therapeutic and recreational benefits of horse riding and carriage driving.
It costs over £340,000 each year just to run the Centre. Our aim is to keep our riding fees affordable for our disabled riders and therefore our rides are heavily subsidised. We do not receive government or health service or local authority funding so we have to rely solely on our modest riding fees, donations, legacies and fundraising events in order to survive.
We really appreciate the support we have received from Diamond Cider and the computers will be used for the presentations and talks which we give to local groups to raise funds and attract new volunteers. They will also be used for staff and volunteer training – especially online learning; and to manage our upgraded financial software.
Centre Manager, Angela Moloney, said “We really appreciate the generous support we have received from Diamond Cider. As we do not have a large IT budget this donation is a big boost to our IT resources”.
Steve Axon, Chairman of Trustees, added “It is a privilege and a pleasure to have an association with Diamond Cider. They have been very generous and supportive and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them”.
We are grateful to be supported by Diamond Cider in this way.
Chairman of Trustees
The Diamond Centre for Disabled Riders