The team at EWW are always keen to support charity, especially equestrian related ones. As a special initiative EWW photographer Tanzy Lee is working with the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund. www.mdirf.co.uk
Tanzy has kindly offered to donate 50% of all sales made from his photographs taken at the recent Portman event. The hugely important charity supports people who have suffered from an accident around horses, especially where other relief is inadequate or unobtainable and they have nowhere else to turn. The Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund helps those from all walks of life and irrespective of whether an accident has happened on or around horses and at home or at a riding event.
Photographer Lorraine Porter will also be making a donating to the charity from the sale of her Portman photographs.
Even a small amount such as £10 can help to support a carer for an hour, while £50 can pay for a physiotherapy treatment. The fund helps in many ways providing:
◾Professional medical and legal advice
◾Moral support to both beneficiaries and their families. Often, all that is needed is a listening ear.
◾Practical help where it is most needed. In the past, they have provided wheelchairs, special beds, house adaptations, stair lifts, physiotherapy, stable help and financial assistance to help individuals over their immediate and long term problems.
With their Patron being Zara Phillips, the fund clearly has links with eventing; despite supporting all those working with or riding horses.
To order photographs and support the charity go to our report on Portman Horse Trials.