The efforts of recyclers are a having a ‘Major’ effect on the ability of some disabled people to indulge in their favourite past-time of horse riding.
For every 35 used ink cartridges that Environmental Business Products (EBS) collects, £35 will be donated to the Riding for the Disabled Association and spent at centres such as the Wormwood Scrubs Pony Club.
Major is 14 years old and 15.3 hands high, he is also a favourite of Debbie Greaves who has always liked horses and riding, but had seen her ability severely affected by a stroke.
The EBP distributes freepost envelopes to supporters who return the wares for recycling in London, while its agents collect laser cartridges by arrangement directly from supporters’ offices.
Wormwood Scrubs Stables manager Mary-Joy Langdon said: “We are focussing on new riding helmets at the moment. But in a few weeks it could be repairs to stabling or replacement tack. Plus the more envelopes we distribute, the more money we can raise for our own pony centre.”
Wormwood Scrubs Pony Club will be handing out the freepost envelopes at their annual Horses in Harmony event on 9 July. Details on this, their Summer Horse and Hound Show and how to support the operation are available from Mary-Joy Langdon on 0845 450 7016.