Gallery supports carriage driving group

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Garioch Carriage Driving for the Disabled recently received a cheque donation for the sum of £300 from Country Frames Gallery.

Yvone Flett, owner of the gallery said:”We do ongoing fund raising for Garioch Carriage Driving for the Disabled. We held a Winners Wall raffle with our equine exhibition and artist Rhona Skinner has given us three images so we can reproduce prints and cards. We have a Clydesdale, a Chaiolais cow and Archie the donkey.

“I think, because we have an interest in the horses, and in the carriage driving - it gives the disabled drivers a chance to get out with the horses and they just love it.

Ian Thewell, Chairman of Garioch Carriage Driving for the Disabled Group said: “Yvonne Flett and Country Frames Gallery have always been great supporters of the group and we are very grateful for that support. The money raised at the special exhibition and sales of cards will be very useful and will be put towards the purchase of a new storage shed we need to ease our existing storage arrangements.

“Storage of our equipment has become more difficult following the arrival of our new four wheeler carriage earlier this year. However, with this new carriage we are hoping to provide more flexibility and offer more opportunities to both existing and new disabled drivers at our Wednesday morning and Thursday evening driving sessions.

New volunteers are always needed and the group would be very pleased to welcome new helpers on Wednesdays or Thursdays and to hear from potential new drivers. For further information please contact Ruth Skinner on (01464) 851204.