We are now fully operational at Tismans House, Rudgwick. RH12 3BL

We have had our first fun day there and have had busy summer!

More than 50 volunteers, riders and fundraisers got together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of a Riding for the Disabled carriage driving group in West Sussex. Happy Landings Carriage Driving Group, which runs from Tismans Common at Rudgwick, marked the milestone with a party. The group was formed in 1993 by Ann Sheldrake from her home ‘Happy Landings’ and now they support more disabled people than ever to drive a carriage each week. Carriages are specially adapted to take wheelchairs so that people with a range of disabilities can access them. It takes a small army of volunteers to help run the sessions and everyone came together last Wednesday to celebrate the occasion.

Tom Mursell, chair of the group, said: “We wanted to celebrate the commitment of our drivers, their families and all our volunteers. It’s a big thank you to everyone who continues to help disabled people enjoy the exercise, freedom and fun of carriage driving. “We rely entirely on donations to keep our group running and the other vital ingredient is our volunteers. We’re always looking for more volunteers who’d like to make a big difference to the lives of disabled people. So anyone with Wednesday mornings free would be welcome to apply to join us.

The photos of the party are here