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Congratulations to Karen on passing her carriage driving assessment and becoming our newest coach.  Here's Karen driving on her first day with a participant - on our first day back on Ascot Racecourse for ages.

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It's great to be back driving with our participants after all this time!  It's also good to see some new faces (even if they are hidden by masks!) - participants and volunteers.

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Brigid’s dedication to RDA has been recognised this year as a recipient of the President’s Award. The President’s Award is the most prestigious award presented by RDA National and is given for exceptional dedication at either national or local level.

In 1976 Brigid joined the Driving Group after hearing Nancy Pethick give a talk about a new cart which had been devised and which would be suitable for disabled people. When Nancy died suddenly in 1980 Brigid was thrown in at the deep end and was asked to run the group. She continued as Group Organiser until December 2003.  Brigid is president of our group, a trustee and an active volunteer, taking part in many events. Brigid says that the group 'has been a very special part of my life'.

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Several of our members entered the South Region RDA Competition.
The judges thanked everyone who took part and were so impressed with the extremely high standard of the entries, which made the judging very difficult.
Congratulations to all the members of the group (Sue, Colin, Sarah, Ellie and Brian) who were awarded Highly Commended rosettes in the Photography and Quiz classes and to Sue and Colin for their winning entry in the Virtual Cake Bake (age 50+) class.

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Our new pony, Branston, has arrived and is getting to know his way around the yard, the volunteers on the feed rota and the other ponies.

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Kate B's lovely son Phil is raising money for two charities near and dear to his heart - the Motor Neurone Disease Association and our group. If you would like to find out more and support him, please use the link below:
 
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