A sponsored skydive is a daring and impressive means of raising money for a charity.

Richard Dutton, his brother Mathew Dutton and Rachael Frank raised over £1,000 for Sandy Lane Equestrian Riding for the Disabled Group (RDA).

Sandy Lane Equestrian RDA Group is a registered charity and member of the Riding for the Disabled Association, which is a national charity. This charity is supported by Vaseco on a regular basis as Company Secretary Janice Frank is a member of the Sandy Lane fund-raising committee and she also volunteers on a weekly basis helping out with riding lessons.

Their mission is to give disabled children and young people the opportunity to ride and enjoy activities connected with horse riding in a friendly, fun and safe environment.

Horse and pony riding provides an alternative form of physiotherapy for the disabled which is both therapeutic and recreational.

It can be a unique and enjoyable complement to conventional floor and wheelchair based activities with the complex movement of the horse helping riders with:

  • Co-ordination and balance
  • Muscular development and fitness
  • Personal confidence and self-esteem

You have to admire these guys for jumping out of a plane to raise money for the RDA! It’s certainly something they can be proud of and will remember for the rest of their lives. Following the jump they all said they would do it all over again!