A group which provides carriage driving and pony care experiences for the disabled has launched a new garden.
Flockton based Dial Wood Carriage Driving for the Disabled has created a sensory garden at its yard thanks to a cash boost from Wakefield Council’s Community Chest Award Scheme.
Group Trustee, Chris Tagg, said: “The sensory garden not only improves the appearance of the approach to our yard but also provides a colourful and interesting place for clients to wait for their drives.
“Clients and volunteers are also being encouraged to help with its maintenance and we have a good supply of trowels!”
Dial Wood runs driving sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoon.
The group is run entirely by a small and dedicated team of volunteers and relies upon funding from grants, driver donations and its own fund raising efforts in order to operate.
The group is constantly on the lookout for new volunteers.
Help is needed with exercising, mucking out, helping at sessions, administration and fund raising.
Group organiser, Audrey Honeyman, added: “It is a great way to keep fit, have fun and make new friends. Anyone wishing to visit the group would be made very welcome.”
Anyone interested in joining the Dial Wood Team should contact the group on 0845 450 7138, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in to their base at 29 New Hall Way, Dial Wood, Flockton, WF4 4AX.