To celebrate its 50th birthday The Sun is giving away £1M to charities. Please take five minutes to nominate Ride High to receive a donation from The Sun to help fund a new minibus to enable us to continue to provide our children with transport to and from Ride High.

Here are 4 simple steps to nominate Ride High…

Step 1: Head to The Sun’s Thanks a million webpage * (Click here) * scroll down and you’ll see the box below, tick all three boxes and click next.


Step 2: Enter your personal details and click next.




Step 3: Enter our details:

Charity Name: Ride High

Charity Registration Number: 1138260

Contact name: Helen Dixon

Charity Email:

Charity Category: Children and young people

Step 4:

Say why you'd like to nominate Ride High...

Here is some suggested wording, but please feel free to write your own reasons for choosing us and to include any personal experiences that you have of the charity and our work.

Based in Milton Keynes, Ride High is a charity that transforms the lives of disadvantaged children by giving them the opportunity to learn to ride and look after horses and ponies.

Over 80 children come to Ride High every week, for up to a year and follow a programme of structured learning which includes learning to ride and care for horses and associated clubroom projects. Children are referred by childcare professionals and all face a variety of challenges that make everyday life a struggle. For many of them riding is a first step towards a more positive future. By the time children leave Ride High over 90% are thriving in full time school, college or work experience.

Time spent with the horses promotes confidence, responsible behaviour, respect and trust. It provides the children with a challenge, the opportunity to do something special and to develop a sense of pride in their achievements. The horses help the children to manage negative feelings and anxieties and to increase their wellbeing and happiness.

Ride High celebrated its 10th anniversary this year having helped to change the lives of over 1,200 disadvantaged children in Milton Keynes. It provides an invaluable service in the community.

Ride High needs to raise £15,000 to replace its tired minibus. The charity collect and drop off all of their 88 children to and from home and school every week. Without the minibus service most of the children wouldn’t be able to attend Ride High and would miss out on the vital support they rely on from the charity. Please donate to Ride High so they can continue to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

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