A city charity is set to benefit after being chosen as Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year.
Ride High was chosen by staff and customers from more than 30 applicants and will now get fundraising and support over the next year. Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Brian White, attended the celebration at the charity’s base to mark the event.
Ride High works with 70 disadvantaged children a week from its Centre changing their lives by building self esteem through horse based activities.
The Mayor and Sainsbury’s staff toured the stables and clubroom at the Ride High Centre just outside Milton Keynes to see exactly who will be benefiting from their support and fundraising efforts.
Founder and CEO of Ride High, Rachel Medill, said: “The fact that Sainsbury’s staff and customers have chosen us is a real vote of confidence. Sainsbury’s will help change the lives of some of Milton Keynes’ children forever.”
Steve Beale, Sainsbury’s Store Manager, said: “We chose Ride High from all the applicants because we really admire the wonderful work they are doing for children in our city. As a Milton Keynes store we really wanted to show our support for a Milton Keynes charity working for Milton Keynes children.”
The Mayor was present as the children from Ride High presented Sainsbury’s with a thank you banner.
He said: “One of my themes for the year is linking Milton Keynes business with Milton Keynes charities. The work that Ride High does for children in the local area is truly remarkable. I’m absolutely delighted that they now have the support of Sainsbury’s as their Charity of the Year.”