A FOUNDER member of Wyfold Riding for the Disabled has received an award in recognition of her contribution to the charity for 44 years.
Pippa Hughes, 75, from Emmer Green, was presented with an individual volunteer award at the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action Awards ceremony.
She said she was surprised to receive the honour and felt it was recognition for all the charity?s volunteers.
?Really I received it on behalf of the whole group,? she said. ?Seeing the pleasure we give to the riders and the achievements we have had over the years, that?s my reward.?
Wyfold Group Riding for the Disabled is an independent charity that provides horse-riding facilities for people with physical or mental disabilities.
Mrs Hughes has dedicated her life to building up the group from its grassroots in the Seventies into the large, successful and thriving organisation it is today.
She is supported by more than 80 volunteers who work up six days a week to help about 75 disabled adults and children from across South Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Mrs Hughes attended the ceremony with fellow trustees Linda Potter, Zara Campbell Harris and Adrienne Heriot.