Haydock Finance Supports Local Charity My Life


Lea Lawrence



Haydock Finance has announced the launch of a new charity initiative which enables employees to support a charity or organisation that they are involved or connected with.  The first charity to be selected on this scheme is My Life Legacy, based in Standish, Wigan. My Life helps to improve the lives of children, young people and adults, with or without disabilities. They provide a range of opportunities that aims to reduce social isolation by bringing people together to learn, build relationships, gain confidence and be more independent.  One of the activities they offer is horse riding which takes place on-site from their approved Riding for the Disabled Association equestrian centre.

Horse riding provides a range of therapeutic and health benefits to the My Life members. It can help to improve confidence levels, communication skills, physical ability and boost wellbeing. The equestrian facility includes an indoor riding school which required large mirrors installing to help give the riders visual feedback, enabling them to make corrections and see their effect. With a supplier sourced, Beverly Brighton Dressage, Haydock agreed to purchase a set of mirrors to support the large number of My Life members who enjoy riding.   

Haydock Meets My Life Members

Lea Lawrence, Haydock’s Marketing Manager comments: “My Life is an incredible charity and one we are proud to support. The innovative opportunities they provide helps their members to live a good life and feel part of the community. With a wide range of wellbeing and physical benefits, horse riding plays an important role within this charity so we were thrilled to be able to support them through the purchase of the mirrors.”

Caroline Tomlinson, Founder and CEO of the My Life charity adds: “We can’t thank Haydock Finance enough for their brilliant contribution so we can buy the mirrors for our indoor arena. Our riders, with disabilities and support needs, love to see themselves on the horses, to help them to correct their posture and enabling then to ride with much more confidence. For those with sensory needs this brings another dimension to their experience with horses, it enables self-awareness and encourages communication. Our horses equally love to see themselves too, they have great admiration for their own reflection, something we encourage all of our riders to have”.

Sam riding RDA pony Cloyd

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