Members of a Helensburgh group providing support to local disabled people have been awarded hundreds of pounds to allow them to continue their vital work.

The Gareloch Riding for the Disabled [RDA] group received £305 from the local Lockheed Martin UK [LMUK] offices and were presented with a cheque on Tuesday, June 11.

Gareloch RDA spokesperson Louise Worrall said: “Every year, the local offices of Lockheed Martin UK, working between Helensburgh and the base, support local charities to give back to their community and this year, they have chosen to support the Gareloch RDA.

“Following a recent coffee morning that they ran at their offices, a representative of LMUK, Gillian Smith, headed up to the Gareloch RDA riding base at Ardencaple livery yard to present a cheque.

“With the support of organisations, individuals, and companies such as Lockheed Martin UK, we are able to continue to provide this valuable service to Helensburgh and the surrounding areas.

“To LMUK, it is a way for the company and those working within to give back to their community.”

The RDA provide equine sports and therapy to disabled people within the local community and have been running since 1976.

The charity runs entirely thanks to volunteer work and the Gareloch branch is always welcoming new people who would like to come along to help.

Those interested in getting involved should email