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.
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Easy Ways to Donate
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. https://www.gov.uk/find-charity-information