National Rotary Club president at West Norfolk RDA

Rotarians visit the Magpie Centre

Rotarians visit the Magpie Centre

Rotarians from across the country were able to witness the important work carried out by West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled.

National president Peter Davey was among a delegation from the Rotary Club of Great Britain, which included Eastern region governor Dorothy Pulsford Harris, which visited the Magpie Centre on March 19.

The delegation toured the centre and met with staff and volunteers along with meeting Buddy, a bay, 14hh Irish Cob, purchased for the centre by a donation from the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn.

Peter Williams, president, and Ray Starling, treasurer, of the Rotary Club of Downham Marketwere also delighted to see the roundel placed on the side of the new stables, acknowledging their club’s contribution to the building.

Escorted by Steve Chesney­Beales, chairman of West Norfolk RDA, the group visited the indoor school, where the majority of lessons take place, and learnt about the therapeutic value of riding and carriage driving to people with physical and learning disabilities.

Over the years, Rotary has supported the Magpie Centre, which is why it was chosen as a stopping off pointMr Davey, as part of his tour of the clubs in the Eastern district.

Keith Boyce, president of the Rotary Club of Kings Lynn commented: “Our club regularly monitors the needs of the Magpie Centre.

“We are convinced that the centre’s work is of tremendous benefit to people of all ages and with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities.”

If you would like to support the Magpie Centre call on 01553 810202.