A £500 donation from #Freemasons of the round Table Lodge of Lincolnshire will help amateur equestrian ace Evie Toombes continue to compete and take her message about hidden disabilities into schools around the UK.
Evie, whose need for 20-hour a day medical treatment hasn’t stopped her from competing and campaigning to raise awareness of invisible illnesses, suffers from complex medical needs including spina bifida and gastroparesis, and must have 20 hours a day of intravenous nutrition simply to keep her alive.
She has a mobile medical unit/horsebox combination, which has allowed her to continue competing, training, and living the best life possible.
She said: “I’ve been able to connect IV’s in a sterile environment and deal with all my other health needs due to spina bifida. I’m looking forward to visiting schools again to educate on hidden disability and starting to train as a para riding coach with British Showjumping. Your support has made this happen.”
Ray Tinkler put Evie forward as a cause worthy of support from the Round Table Lodge of Lincolnshire, and was accompanied by Brian Cott and Tim Miller to hand over the funds.
The money was a donation from the New Provincial Benevolent Fund, which gives Lincolnshire lodges £500 to give to the charity or good cause of their choice.