Sports Driving Unlimited based in Lockerbie, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Play Fund.
Sports Driving Unlimited was started in 2007 by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers who were keen for people with disabilities to enjoy the fun, excitement and health benefits of taking part in sports carriage driving.
Carriage driving is a sport that improves core strength, coordination, communication, motivation and personal confidence.
Rosemary Flexney, says: “This donation from the MARS Milk Play Fund couldn’t have come at a better time. We are constantly pushing boundaries to enable our drivers to participate in local and national mainstream competitions. The donation will be used towards travel and entry to these competitions as finding funds is always a challenge.”
The MARS Milk Play Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to play more. The fund runs until September 30 2014 and has ten £300 awards to donate each month. There is also a £1,000 award for the monthly People’s Choice award, where the public can vote for their favourite individual, club or team.
The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 18 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.
The fund is also giving away £1,000 of experience day vouchers and ten runners up prizes of the latest gadgets every month.
Applications to the fund can be made on the MARS Milk website www.marsmilk.com