Bedford Disabled Horse Riding Association celebrates its belated 60th anniversary




91-year-old volunteer Brenda Woodham, accompanied by administrators Amanda Varlety and Ivan Twigden

Bedford Disabled Horse Riding Association (BDHRA) opened the champagne for a delay of 60and birthday on Saturday May 7th.

The efforts of volunteers Helen Dunster and Brenda Woodham were particularly recognized.

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis, who visited previously, said she was “delighted that such a capable and enthusiastic group could celebrate her milestone birthday in this way”.

She said she looked forward to visiting them in the future.

Helen Dunster receives the Queen`s Award from HM Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis

Helen Dunster is leaving the Management Committee but will continue to volunteer, which she has done for over 45 years. Helen previously received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, on behalf of BDHRA, from the Lord Lieutenant.

Brenda continues to volunteer at age 91.

The BDHRA began in 1961 and has purpose-built facilities in Willington.

They have a ten year association with Bedford School and would like to thank the boys who visit each Wednesday.

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