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The Elisabeth Curtis Centre, Riding for the Disabled
The Elisabeth Curtis Centre, Riding for the Disabled

In memory of Eileen

Why we need your help

We have been informed that our Eileen, a Trustee and Tuesday Eve coach, passed away on Saturday 21st November.

Eileen started volunteering on a Tuesday p.m. at about the time ECC was officially opened.

She was a dedicated volunteer under Robert Evens guidance taking over from him when he left on Tuesday Eve

Eileen organised fundraising pony rides at local fetes and demonstration rides.

She was the first to take a rider to the Special Olympics where they were very successful.
Her rider's did well in their Grades and I think one even attained a gold.

Eileen subsequently had riders that qualified for the National Championships where they all did very well.
One of her riders even went on an RDA holiday in Portugal.

During the many years Eileen has been with the RDA she has served on various committees and has been Chairman as well as treasurer of the Centre and latterly a trustee.

She became press correspondent, gave talks on the Centre, County Chair, County Coach, Examiner, Countryside Challenge Judge and Trainee Adviser.

Paul Hooley was the ECC President and worked with Eileen for the good of the ECC. During his year as President of a local Rotary Group he awarded her the high accolade of a Paul Harris Fellowship for her work with the charity.

Eileen will be missed by all - our condolences to her family.

How you can support us

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Feb 07, 2021

Barbara Peter Matthew Doyle

With many thanks to Eileen for all the enjoyment she gave Catherine through Tuesday evening riding sessions and for organising the presentation each year of the cup in her memory.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Feb 07, 2021


In memory of a loving and wonderful mum.

(plus 20.25 giftaid)

Dec 31, 2020


Eileen was a lovely friend to me and helped me a great deal.


Dec 29, 2020

Sue Reid

For Eileen, a work colleague who became a dear friend.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Dec 28, 2020

David Diana Pickles

In memory of a great sister.

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Dec 26, 2020

Pat and Peter

In memory of a good neighbor.

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Dec 24, 2020

Diana Wiser

With love and fond memories of Eileen, who I worked with at Bedford Hospital for a number of years. Diana

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Dec 24, 2020

Jan and John Tozer

In memory of Eileen, mentor and friend for over 30 years. Greatly missed.

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 21, 2020

Kathlyn Wanless

In memory of Eileen. We were school friends at Tynemouth High School, North Shields. Our friendship continued after leaving school by correspondence and visiting when Eileen and Fred moved "South". I have happy memories of riding on Eileen's Lambretta.

(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Dec 14, 2020

cathy titmuss


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