Ro­tary Round-up

Midweek Visiter - - Rotary Round-up -

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

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