Tec Warriors fundraising bid for Thanet Disabled Riding Centre

The club raised £2,000 for the Thanet Disabled Riding Centre

Members of an American car club have donated £2,000 to the Thanet Disabled Riding Centre in Broadstairs.

The Tec Warriors American Car Club group made a decision to support the charity last year because the centre is fully self-funded.

The club held a weekend car show with a charity auction, raising £700, and a charity darts night in a bid to give the centre a helping hand.

Club President Chris Barker said: “All the members have worked really hard and we have been very well supported with lots of donations from members, friends and local businesses.

“We would like to thank Bradgate Social Club, S C Motor Factors, Cat Automotive, A J Autoparts, East Kent Components, Thanet Sports Trophies, OhSoRetro events, Maplins, G Casino, Mecca Bingo, Hornby Hobbies, Ideas Unlimited, Edwards Embroidery, Mirror Mirror, Eclipse Hairdressers and the many other friends of the club that donated prizes.”

Members presented the cheque on February 10 to Nora Setterfield, who founded the centre more than 40 years ago.

The riding school is based in the grounds of Maurice House and  caters for approximately 60 disabled people each week, seeing a large proportion  coming from local special needs schools.

Nora, 78, was made an MBE in 2013 in recognition of her tireless work at the centre.

If anyone would like to help Tec Warriors with donations for the centre contact the group on facebook or by email at [email protected]