Equibuddy benefits from wind farm donation

Gary Scrowther, RES Penmanshiel Construction Site Manager, Ryan Luke (riding Jaffa); Claire Wishart; Zoe Froggatt; Helen Cavers; Sarah Drummond (holding Jelly), Patrick Kennan, R.J.McLeod (Contractors) Ltd
Gary Scrowther, RES Penmanshiel Construction Site Manager, Ryan Luke (riding Jaffa); Claire Wishart; Zoe Froggatt; Helen Cavers; Sarah Drummond (holding Jelly), Patrick Kennan, R.J.McLeod (Contractors) Ltd

Greenlaw based horse riding charity Equibuddy has received a £500 donation from Penmanshiel wind farm developers RES and contractors RJ McLeod.

Equibuddy helps people of all ages, many with disabilities, poor self esteem and learning difficulties, to reach their potential by teaching them to perform equestrian vaulting - gymnastics on the back of a moving horse.

Jenny Leggate, Equibuddy’s founding trustee, said: “On behalf of the riders, vaulters, staff and volunteers at Equibuddy, I’d like to thank the team at Penmanshiel wind farm for their generous donation. We have had a wonderful year, during which many of our local riders and vaulters have realised their dreams, achieving personal bests and success at the RDA National Championships. We couldn’t provide these experiences without the support of companies like RES.”

RJ McLeod, the civil engineers working on the 14 turbine wind farm near Grantshouse, developed an innovative staff incentive scheme where for every incident free month on site, they will donate £100 to a local charity. RES, the wind farm developer, bought into the idea of the incentive scheme and matched the £250 donated to Equibuddy.

“RJ McLeods will be on site for around seven months and for every month that they are on site we are happy to match their donations,” said Gary Scrowther, RES construction manager.