After six years of concerted community effort to raise £1 million for the Cavalier Centre near Much Wenlock, work has commenced to build the centre. The designated Riding for the Disabled facility is also the future home of Perry RDA and the team behind it are hoping to open in April next year.
Spokesperson Danny Budd explains, “There is currently no other facility like this in the West Midlands. The vision is to create a central hub for para sporting activities and events. The new centre will enable many more disabled individuals to access the kind of activities that are proven to promote good health and wellbeing.”
The Cavalier Centre will be fully accessible to enable those with mobility issues to be as independent as possible. The group are already providing life-changing activities with their basic facilities, but they hope to make an even bigger difference, including sharing with other community groups including children and young people’s services, the Special Olympics, Para Equestrian Training, services for rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women and the Wenlock Olympian Society. If you’d like to contribute, the centre is raising hoping to raise the final £100,000 at gofundme.com/cavalier-centre.