Horley Lions Club

Serving Horley, Reigate, Redhill and the surrounding Villages

Incorporating Horley Lions Club Charitable Trust Fund

Registered Charity No. 1060541

(INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS) DISTRICT 105SE ENGLAND

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East Park RDA Group is a member of the national Charity “Riding for the Disabled Association”, and has charitable status in its own right.

For more than 40 years, Riding for the Disabled has been delivering opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities.  Founded as a National Organisation in 1969 RDA now has over 500 Member Groups across the UK – together these Groups help 28,000 people take part in riding, carriage driving and vaulting activities.

Although RDA was set up to work mainly with people with physical disabilities, RDA Groups now work across the spectrum of disabilities, age range, social status and urban and rural environments.  The focus of their work is to ensure that each individual has the chance to derive a direct therapeutic benefit and the opportunity to achieve their personal goal (whether that be learning a very simple skill or winning a major competition).

The benefits that RDA gives are the opportunity to:

Young Epilepsy is a national charity with over 100 years’ experience and is the only one working exclusively on behalf of children and young people with epilepsy. At St Piers School and St Piers College, students attend on a day or residential basis. Students have access to a wide range of activities including our farm and horticultural centre. Sixth formers and college students attend mainstream colleges for additional learning and have the opportunity to undertake work experience with local employers.

Around 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under in the UK have epilepsy. In most cases the condition can be controlled by anti epileptic drugs (AEDs) and the young person can attend mainstream school. For some young people seizures can cause learning  problems and the AEDs can lead to unwanted side effects. Added to that is the stigma which leaves many young people battling low self-esteem, bullying and a lack of understanding from both peers and adults.

The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. Working with children and young people from across the UK at both the specialist centre in Tadworth, and in communities around the country.

Their vision is for all children with brain injury to have the opportunity to live the best life possible. Every year over 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness (figure drawn from NHS England). This is known as acquired brain injury.

Many children make a good recovery, but thousands have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. Some children are left with severe physical or learning difficulties. Some children experience more subtle, 'hidden' difficulties which nevertheless have a big impact on their lives.

Their rehabilitation, community and online services are there to support all children with acquired brain injury and their families.

Thousands more children are born with brain injuries or develop severe disabilities as a result of a degenerative conditions. Their medical services and special school give children with the most complex disabilities and health needs the chance to live their lives to the full.