Rock Red for Ride High
To celebrate our tenth anniversary we are encouraging you to go Red for Ride High this June, whether it's rocking a red outfit, holding a cake sale or wearing a bright red wig.
Why not have some fun and raise money for Ride High at the same time? To join in simply hold a red themed fundraising event with your colleagues, school, friends or family during 14th - 21st June and help to fund our vital work with vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Milton Keynes.
We currently have 51 children on our waiting list desperate for our help. Can you Rock Red for Ride High this June and help us to raise £30,000 so we can welcome ten new children to Ride High?
Download your fundraising pack here so you can help us today.
About Ride High
Ride High is a charity that aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged children by giving them the opportunity to learn to ride and look after horses and ponies. We effect lasting change in their attitude, self-confidence and life prospects so they become happy, confident young people who are positively engaged in the outside world.
At Ride High, we work with 88 children aged 8-17 every week, particularly those living in the most deprived areas for whom there is no or little support available. All our children are referred by childcare professionals to ensure that we're working with those that need us most. They all face a variety of challenges that make everyday life a struggle, and without our help they have little chance of a happy future.
Aged 17, Maisie had been referred to Ride High by the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Maisie had experienced domestic violence and her father was in prison. She had become so anxious that she couldn't be left alone or attend school.
When Maisie first joined Ride High, she was unable to visit without her mother's support. Her high anxiety meant that she couldn't go to the toilet alone and she found it difficult to mix with other children.
As time progressed, Maisie's confidence grew and her attitude and behaviour towards others improved. She became welcoming, friendly and supportive to the fellow members of her group. She felt ready to leave her mum at home and came to sessions alone. In her last half term she went onto lead a clubroom session on e-safety.
Maisie attended Ride High for ten months. By the time she left she had started a course at college and was working part time. She was barely recognisable from the person we met when she first joined the programme.
Please Rock Red for Ride High this June to help us to support children like Maisie?
Make a single or monthly donation today. Your support is helping us to transform lives.
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