A charity fundraising event raised more than £1800 for the Phoenix Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) last weekend.

The national horse-riding charity for disabled people has a local branch in Barnoldswick, Phoenix RDA, where clients of all ages with mental, physical, and learning disabilities learn how to interact and ride with horses.

The local charity held the fundraising event at the Britannia Inn Hotel in Haslingden Old Road, Oswaldtwistle on Sunday, July 31 and raised a total of £1,845.

Fundraising event organiser Janet shared that all the money donated would be going towards the fitting of a hoist which can cost up to a couple thousand pounds.

Lancashire Telegraph: Thwaites's shire horses at Phoenix RDA event on SundayThwaites's shire horses at Phoenix RDA event on Sunday

The Britannia Hotel, who hosted the Sunday event shared on Facebook how much the huge donation means to the charity.

They also added: “I would like to thank all those who donated and those who gave up their time to help at the event, The RDA team, the band Trickster who were brilliant, Rod Hill, Johnny, Jamie and the very talented Jess who all contributed and were fabulous and the stall holders.

“The Britannia team who work so hard and all those who visited, bought raffle tickets and donated. Raffle prizes are available to collect from the Britannia.”

Based in Barnoldswick, the charity also provides clients with equine therapy – an alternative and specialised form of therapy that involves working in collaboration with a horse, a therapist, and a horse expert.

Speaking on the amount of money that was raised by generous people, Janet said: “Oh it’s absolutely amazing, and it was a brilliant day.

“I would just like to say a massive thank you to Grace and the team at the Britannia Inn for helping to make the fundraiser for Phoenix RDA such a success.

“The amount raised will make such a difference.”

Phoenix RDA is always looking for more volunteers to support the cause and help clients build confidence and self esteem through horse riding. For more information visit their Facebook page.