Sainsbury’s East Grinstead Local Charity of the Year – Vote for us

June 12, 2018 at 3:02 pm

Sainsbury’s East Grinstead Branch colleagues have once again shortlisted us to be their Local Charity of the Year.  We are one of three shortlisted, and we need your vote to help us win this tremendous fundraising opportunity.

Voting starts on 11th June and runs until the 24th June.  You can vote in store, or online by inputting your postcode at www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk.  Please take a moment to vote – funds raised will go entirely to keeping our riding sessions going.

 

Great success for our riders at the Regional Challenge

May 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm

The Regional Challenge was held at the Felbridge Showground on 1st May, and the weather was infinitely better than last year.  Our riders excelled themselves, with 5 riders qualifying to go up to the National Championships at Hartpury in July.  All the riders except for Darcy are from the visually impaired unit at St Stephen’s School, South Godstone.

The results were:

Junior Countryside Challenge National Qualifiers

Lead –

1st Darcy riding Liquorice QUALIFIED

2nd Orla riding Star QUALIFIED

3rd Jasmin riding Liquorice QUALIFIED

Lead + side walker

1st Zoe riding Star QUALIFIED

2nd Evie-Mae riding Guy QUALIFIED

Joint 3rd Kyle  & Ghaalib

5th Erin

 

Generous donation from Songbirds Choir

May 2, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Songbirds, a community fundraising choir based in Crawley, kindly chose us as one of their three charities for the current year.  Several of our trustees attended a brilliant Carol Concert they held in early December.

We have now received a donation of £400 from them, which is most generous, and will help us with the costs of keeping our disabled children riding.

More information about Songbird’s activities can be found on www.songbirdschoir.co.uk.  If you get a chance to attend one of their concerts, do so, they are very enjoyable.

 

Help us Fundraise via the Tandridge Lottery!

April 3, 2018 at 6:21 pm

We have signed up with the Tandridge Together Lottery, a weekly draw supporting good causes in the Tandridge District.  Of each £1 ticket purchased we receive 50p directly, and another 10p goes into a general fund to be shared between all the good causes.  The draw takes place each Saturday, with prizes of up to £25,000 and every ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize.

Please sign up for tickets and chance your luck for a big prize, while supporting your favourite RDA charity.

Click here to support us!

 

Sussex Community Foundation Grant from William Reed Fund

April 3, 2018 at 6:04 pm

The William Reed Fund, via Sussex Community Foundation, have given us a fantastic grant of £3,500 to cover the cost for one year of the instructors for the four Sussex schools we teach each week.  This will make a tremendous contribution to our costs as although our schools pay a fee, this does not cover the cost of the instructors, nor the cost of the vets, farriers, insurance, and all the other expenses we have.

William Reed Business Media is a global company with Group Headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex.  Through the William Reed Charitable Fund, they provide financial support to social welfare projects in conjunction with charities and community groups based in Sussex and the surrounding areas. They work in partnership with the Sussex Community Foundation who meet with a committee of employees once a quarter. The SCF helps them to choose suitable projects and distribute the money for maximum benefit.

We are very grateful that this year they chose us as one of their beneficiaries, and we have invited them to come along and see us in action one day.