A charity local to Isle of Man, called Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled, has just been offered an increased amount of support from Microgaming’s Health & Care Trust, which should help them acquire a mobile trailer, so that they can offer their services everywhere on the island.
The charity is offering disabled people a chance to have fun by riding in a horse pulled carriage, in a way that is supervised and safe. These driving sessions are all done by an experienced coach. As of right now, there are 50 members of this charity, which get help from 25 volunteers.
The donation from Microgaming will allow them to get a mobile trailer unit, so that they can offer their services everywhere on the island. One project that will benefit from it will be Flexible Learning Academies, where secondary schools get help for the students which have learning difficulties. They can also use this unit at local events and shows, one example being when it is used to train volunteers. It can also be used for the storage of equipment.
Martin Sewell, from the Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled charity, mentioned how much enjoyment people will have from the services that will be offered through this mobile trailer. Previously, these services were only available at Ballavartyn Equestrian Centre.
The donation, which was made by the Health & Care Trust, which is part of a programme called Play It Forward from Microgaming, was worth £5,000.
Microgaming has been supporting this local charity since 2015, when they helped them acquire a special carriage, which allowed wheelchair users to board it.