ON SEPTEMBER 5, Southport Rotary Club welcomed their special guest Yvonne Burns, the manager of the prestigious Wayfarers Arcade, in Southport.
She is delighted to have signed up four new businesses for the Arcade recently.
Yvonne is also a valued, hardworking trustee for Queenscourt Hospice, who has also supported Cancer Research UK as a walker and steward for many years.
She is also a member and Past President of Southport Lions Club, and has also helped arrange events on behalf of Galloways Society for the Blind.
The following week, Jane O’Neill gave a fascinating and inspirational talk about her work as a volunteer with Riding for the Disabled.
Jane broke her neck in a showjumping accident 34 years ago.
Her passion for horses and her love of riding led her to continue competing up to World Class standard.
She also competes at national level and recently won a first place in the Carriage Driving Section of the RDA’s National Championships.
Jane runs Red Rose Carriage Riding for the Disabled, in Banks, where people with disabilities can learn to ride and drive a carriage.
The carriage, supplied by the Southport Rotary Club, has enabled wheelchair users to be able to learn and enjoy carriage driving.
They are always looking for new and younger volunteers to help, and also encourage and guide people to participate and grow their skills and confidence in a safe environment with horses.
For more information about the work of Riding for the Disabled, please contact Jane on 01704 229 311.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Southport, please contact us by emailing us at mail@ southportrotary.info