Park Lane Stables RDA (Riding for the Disabled) is a small charity and has been a key part of the Teddington community for many years, providing much-needed therapy and happiness to hundreds of local children and adults with (and without) disabilities and mental health challenges every year.
The landlord has told them that he will not be renewing their lease which ends on 31 May 2021 as he wishes to sell the property. They urgently need to raise £1M so they can buy the stables. They will then be 100% owned by the registered charity Park Lane Stables RDA 1161306 and be part of the wider RDA family.
This will secure their future in the long-term. With the money we save from the cost of the lease, they will be able to provide more lessons at a subsidized rate and invest in vital therapy equipment.
The stables have a cottage that will become assisted living for those with additional needs so they will be in the heart of the community and living with the horses.
What do they do
In a non-Covid year, they provide 3000 sessions of therapeutic riding including hippotherapy and carriage driving. They have a huge waiting list of adults and children with disabilities in need of their services, the demand is most definitely there!
Research commissioned by the RDA highlights the benefits: participants show huge improvements in their ability to communicate, a marked physical improvement as well as an increased ability to build relationships.
Please see the website: https://www.parklanestables.co.uk/