Aeromark have been working with a number of businesses in and around Milton Keynes this year, so when it came to selecting a charity to receive our annual Christmas donation we decided to look a little closer to home.
Ride High is a registered charity based in Milton Keynes. They aim to help disadvantaged children and children experiencing difficulties in their daily lives by giving them the opportunity to learn to ride and look after horses and ponies.
There is evidence that for children who are angry, hurt, upset, lonely or underprivileged, contact with horses can have highly beneficial effects. Children who exhibit antisocial behaviour in their daily lives often find that riding provides an absorbing new challenge which can take the place of disruptive activities and for others it builds confidence and self esteem.
Ride High charity hopes that by intervening early the children who participate will have positive experiences to draw on to help them deal with difficult situations. By investing this time in the children they will become more attuned to the opportunities ahead and go on to make a positive contribution to the world around them.
To read more about Ride High, to make a donation, to volunteer or to get involved in a fundraising event please visit http://www.ridehigh.org