The North Wales Freemasons have generously donated £10,000 to the Clwyd Special Riding Centre (CSRC), a facility dedicated to offering riding opportunities for people with various disabilities.
Located in Llanfynydd, Flintshire, CSRC is equipped with modern facilities to support riding for the disabled and offers equine-based activities that benefit people of all ages with a wide array of disabilities. The Centre, founded in 1982, has been recognized as an approved Riding for the Disabled (RDA) and British Horse Society (BHS) Centre. It is operated by a small team of skilled staff, governed by a board of trustees, and backed by a vast group of committed volunteers and a team of RDA-approved horses and ponies.
This generous donation was facilitated by the Masonic Charitable Foundation, an organization primarily financed by Freemasons, their families, and friends from across England and Wales. Notably, Freemasonry stands as one of the country’s leading charitable donors, having donated more than £51.1 million to worthy causes in 2020 alone.
John Hoult, the head of North Wales Freemasons, had the opportunity to visit the Centre and personally experience the remarkable facilities, which include a robotic horse used for training and assessment of riders.
Expressing her gratitude for the donation, Jane Sargeant, the Operations Director at CSRC, stated, “I cannot tell you how thankful we are for this truly fantastic donation. The support from North Wales Freemasons is priceless. Diolch yn fawr”.