Keeley Cullen, who is eight years old and has Cerebral Palsy, loves to ride horses. However, a recent inspection at her stables declared that it was no longer safe for Keeley to be lifted into the saddle by a helper. Concerned that this could signal an end to her ability to ride, the Riding for the Disabled Association contacted REMAP to find a solution.
REMAP is a national charity which helps individuals who are effected by disability to connect with skilled volunteers, often with a flair for engineering. It was through this organization that Keely met the Jaguar Land Rover 2nd year Advanced Apprentices – Lauren Tolliday, Robert Wardle, Jason Brown and Alex Milner.
The apprentices put their expertise to the test and created the ideal solution to keep the young equestrian on horseback – A set of steps that are strong, light and allow for Keeley to mount without needing to be carried.
The partnership between Jaguar and Land Rover and REMAP has proven the effectiveness of linking budding talent with those in need – Not only have the apprentices provided invaluable assistance, but have learned essential skills to support their own development.
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