Our rising star: Young Volunteer of the Year

Nia Millar, East Liverpool RDA

22 year old Nia is a force to be reckoned with. Faced with her own challenges of significant dyslexia and verbal dyspraxia, Nia is determined to achieve and to support others. She began volunteering at RDA and Sports Disability Academy Liverpool. As a volunteer, Nia has coached specialised sports and helped to run events with participants from around the country.

Nia has taken her passion for equine assisted therapy into her academic life, with her first degree dissertation in “Self-perceptions of disabled participants engaging in equine therapy” and her Masters in “Exploring female domestic abuse survivor’s experience of equine therapy”.

Nia has now qualified as an RDA Coach, where she teaches individual and group lessons, ensuring all participants with different needs are safely cared for. She takes great pride in her care for both horse and participants.

Modestly, Nia takes no credit for the enormous achievements of East Liverpool RDA at Regional and National Championships, as well on a weekly basis with their clients.

Watch Nia’s inspirational film here:

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