RDA in running for award

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Riding for the Disabled Coleraine has been shortlisted as the County Londonderry nominee in the search for the most green or sustainable community on the island.

The nominees for the new Calor Sustainable Community Champion 2014 were announced last week.

The overall winner will receive £1,200 and a bursary of £6,000 for their chosen local charity or organisation. Two runners-up will each receive £400.

The community-focused Riding for the Disabled Coleraine provides horse riding, driving and sporting opportunities to persons with a disability at no cost to the participant. The project for which they are seeking funding was started in 2013/2014, when RDA Coleraine pioneered and developed the very first sensory trail in Northern Ireland.

Speaking on behalf of Riding for the Disabled Coleraine, Albert Clyde said, “If the group can secure funding through this competition we aim to finish the trail, plant more trees and flora to attract wildlife, and develop a sensory garden, to maintain existing ecosystems, tidy up the natural pond which is hidden in the trail, to encourage wildlife and animals to live there.”

To vote for the Riding for the Disabled Coleraine visit: www.facebook.com/calorireland. Voting closes on October 11, the winner will be announced on 17th October.