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Freemasons make donation to Ebor Vale Group of Riding for the Disabled

The Old Pocklingtonian Lodge of Freemasons has managed to raise and donate money to the Ebor Vale Group of Riding for the Disabled during the coronavirus lockdown.

One of the Ebor Vale Riding for the Disabled Rides before the Covid-19 restrictions started.

The income of this local charity, based at Allerthorpe, which provides horse riding and carriage driving for local children and adults with disabilities from Pocklington, Market Weighton, Goole, and Hull, has been hit hard through Covid-19 and it will benefit from this donation.

The money will go towards essential costs such as rent, farriers, vets bills, and feed for the ponies.

A lodge spokesman said: “Over the lockdown, the Old Pocklingtonian Lodge has continued its work with local charities and as part of the second biggest charitable organisation in the country after the National Lottery.

“The RDA donation alongside our usual charitable activities and commitments. For more information on the important charitable work, the Freemasons undertake, or to seek support for your organisation, visit the masonic charitable foundation website, https://mcf.org.uk.”

An Ebor Vale spokesman said: “The donation is greatly appreciated. It will keep our ponies well and ready to start again in the new season, as we currently have no income and rides/sponsored events are canceled through Covid-19 restrictions.”

○ The Old Pocklingtonians meet at the Masonic Hall on the Mile in Pocklington five times a year. Email membership@pgl-york.org.uk if you are interested in becoming a member.

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