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Volunteers needed

Riding for the Disabled in the Algarve (RDA) is looking for “active and fun people from all language groups” to assist with its project.

The RDA has resumed its sessions for physically and mentally challenged children and young adults in a specially designed programme, using the horse’s movement to help with their problems.

“Voluntary helpers are urgently needed to lead horses or walk alongside less able riders. Sessions are held during the school terms on Thursday and Friday mornings at Pinetrees Riding Centre, Almancil (between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo) and last for approximately one hour or, once you are really fit, you could even do two sessions in one morning,” said Beverly Gibbons from Pinetrees.

The RDA is a non-profit making charitable organisation which uses gentle horses as a form of life enhancing therapy for those with serious disabilities – ranging from cerebral palsy, autism and Downs Syndrome as well as a number of other mental and neurophysiological disorders.

Training sessions will be provided to volunteers.

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