Sunday, 14 April 2024
Sunday, 14 April 2024

The Diamond Centre’s Autumn Fair is a galloping success

A wonderful day was had by everyone who attended The Diamond Centre’s Annual Autumn Fair in Carshalton, which raised an amazing £18,000 to help support their work with disabled children and adults.

Sponsored on the day by the Surrey Masonic Sports Association, The Diamond Centre exists to provide disabled people with the opportunity to have regular contact with horses, either through riding or carriage driving, at the level of their abilities, to benefit their health and wellbeing.

Riders with mobility issues experience a renewed sense of freedom of movement, whilst those with emotional issues or autism find empathy with the horses and gain a greater sense of calm and independence.

The Diamond Centre's Autumn Fair is a galloping success

The annual fair, attended by The Mayor of Reigate & Banstead and also the Mayor of Sutton, included a wide range of market and craft stalls, a horse riding display, donkey rides, steam train, dog show, face painting, vintage cars, BBQ and a beer tent.

Donations received on the day included £5,000 from the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club and £1,000 from Surrey Freemasons, which were presented to Trish Fivey, Mayor of Sutton, on behalf of The Diamond Centre and its Trustees.

Banstead Show Choir also provided an amazing array of uplifting songs to entertain the many visitors on the day.

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