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The Covid Bounce Back Appeal

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About our Covid Bounce Back Appeal

Our Remit

is to help ALL people injured in a horse related accident when no other help is readily available.

Mark Davies was an event rider who died as a result of an accident at the Burghley Horse Trials in 1988. His parents, Jane and Michael, decided to establish The Fund in his memory, to help injured riders.   The fund also campaigns on safety and raises awareness of issues affecting equestrians of all levels.

There are thousands of people involved with horses in the UK, whether for pleasure or as a career. An unforeseen accident can happen at anytime, when riding, mucking out, leading a horse, or just working around the stables. Unfortunately, that accident may become a life changing event. With years of experience and a wealth of contacts, we strive to help people adapt to their situation and regain some independence in their life.

I am delighted and proud to be Patron of MDIRF - their work is so valuable to the equestrian community and the support they give to injured riders and their families helps so many rebuild their lives
Zara Tindall O.B.E. MDIRF Patron

How can we help you?

We can offer you help and advice in many ways

If anyone is struggling with their mental health, we recommend you visit Riders Minds where you will be able to find further help and support.

Click on this link to go to their website Improving the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Horse Riders | Riders

Watch how your donation makes a difference

One of our beneficiaries briefly talks about her experience with MDIRF
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Since 1988 over 1 million pounds has been distributed in the form of grants, donations and loans to beneficiaries.

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Since 1988 over 8000 hours of telephone support has been provided to help those injured in horse related accidents.

Easy Ways to Donate

One-Off Donations

For one off donations please click on the donate now button above or click on learn more to go to our donations page. This takes you to Paypal Giving which allows us to receive 100% of your donation with NO FEES payable. (Don't forget you can add gift aid your donation)

Recurring Donations

You can set up a monthly donation online from your credit/debit card on our donations page

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Donate at NO COST to YOU

We have ways that you can donate without you giving us a penny, take a look on our donations page.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where does my donation go?

Because we have a very small administration team, the majority of your donation goes to help injured riders. If you add gift aid, we receive an extra 25% on top of your donation from the government.

2. What is Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a scheme which allows charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to claim from HMRC, the basic rate of tax their donors have paid. Gift Aid increases the value of donations by 25%, so it means even more money goes to the causes you care about – and it won’t cost you extra.

3. Can I fundraise for you on Facebook?

Of Course. You can create a fundraiser on your own page which will show on the MDIRF Facebook page. Go to our Facebook page for more info.

4. How do I know that you are a genuine charity?

The fund is registered with the Charity Commission Registered Charity Number : 1022281. You can check our details and also verify our contact details on the government website.

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