Fantabulous Jumble!

Thank you to everyone who donated, helped set up and those who ran the stalls at the Jumble Sale on the day. To everyone who came along and supported Ravelrig RDA on the day and bought some goodies from the Jumble. We couldn’t have done it without your help, so thank you!

We had a great time and managed to raise a wonderful £2,392.28.

Helping hands

Can you help out with the Jumble Sale?

We will be setting up the Jumble Sale on Friday 25th January from 4pm – 8pm in Balerno High School and will need help putting the items we have collected on display.

Or could you spare some time on Saturday 26th January from 9am – 12noon to help run a stall? The Jumble Sale is always really popular and great fun to be part of.

If you can help at either or both please pop your name on the list on the noticeboard in the Club Room.

Or, could you bake a cake for us to sell on the day to help raise more funds?

Thank you

The boys checking out the Jumble donations

Having a clear out?

The start of a new year always makes me think of all the things I need to sort out and clear out.  How many bags does one person really need? Will I ever read that book again?  and that jumper that I thought I would love, but never wear is taking up too much space.

Ravelrig RDA, to the rescue!  We are having our annual Jumble Sale on the 26th January and it’s the ideal time to sort through those unused and unworn items in your house.  

You can either bring your Jumble to Balerno High School on Friday 25th January between 6pm and 8pm, drop them off at Ravelrig in the run up or let us know and we can collect larger items.

Thank you and remember to come along to the event on Saturday 26th January 10am – 12noon and support Ravelrig RDA

Bag Packing

Thank you to the volunteers, riders and families who came to bag pack at Asda on the 31st December. The shop was really busy with people buying last minute supplies for their parties and celebrations, so there was a real buzz.

Thank you also to the staff at Asda and Gary their Community Champion who allowed us to take part in this great fundraising event.

We raised a fantastic £1,232.90!!!!!

Working the tills at Asda

Working at the Car Wash!

We had a fantastic fundraising weekend here at Ravelrig RDA, with our Tack Sale, Car Wash and Cafe.   Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy to help raise a fantastic £770 over the three events.  A big thank you to Sally for organising the bumper Tack Sale, which spanned over 3 areas and everything was so beautifully displayed.  There’s still more tack to sell so we will be able to raise even more money.

The weather was really kind to us and the bacon rolls and home baking certainly kept the volunteers and customers happy.   I don’t know about anyone else who helped on the Car Wash, but today muscles I didn’t know I even had are aching.  Who needs a gym membership when you have a car to wash?

We are really grateful to B&Q at Newcraighall who supplied us with buckets and sponges and to Halfords at Straiton who donated the car shampoo.

THANK YOU!

 

Fundraising at Ravelrig

Did you know it costs us £70,000 to run Ravelrig RDA each year?  We raise this money a number of ways, from donations from businesses, the local community, friends of Ravelrig, Grants and our very own fundraising activities.

We are always looking for new ways to raise funds and we are holding a Car Wash and Tack Sale on Sunday 23rd September.

From 12pm – 3pm we will be at Ravelrig RDA, buckets, bubbles and sponges at the ready to wash your dirty car for just £3 and at the same time there will be lots of Tack for sale in the barn.

Each event is being run independently, so it’s fine if you are not interested in Tack and just want your car washing or walk here and just want to peruse the Tack, (we won’t attack you with soap and water!).

There is lots of tack available from full bridles, rugs and lots more, so come along and see what you can pick up.

If you want to help on the day please pop your name on the lists in the Club Room – Thanks!

So, come along and help us raise lots of money for Ravelrig RDA!

 

 

A Fun Day Out

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Ravelrig Summer Open Day, it was a great success and we raised over £2,200 to allow us to support our riders and horses.  Our running costs are around £70,000 a year, so these events really do make a difference.

Thankfully the rain and wind we had on Saturday had disappeared by the time Sunday arrived.  The BBQ and cafe were popular as were the craft and art stalls, tombolas and raffle and Raymondo the magician kept everyone entertained, as did the birds and bouncy castle.

The horses worked really hard on the day and are now enjoying a rest in the fields.  Some of our volunteers put on a wonderful riding display that had been choreographed by one of our coaches, Annie.  They had rehearsed a lot in the run up to the event and it was brilliant, all done to music and not a hoof out of place!  Well done!

A special thank you also goes to the volunteers and corporate work parties who worked so hard in the weeks before, painting, sanding, cleaning, organising, building and making the stables and horses look their best.  To those of you who donated to our Tombolas and home baking, it is really appreciated.

We had a lot of support this year from local businesses who donated raffle prizes, so we are really grateful to them all.

So, once the tidying up has been completed, the sleep caught up on, it’s onwards and upwards to the next event and let’s just say we have a few new ideas kicking about.

Special thanks to…

Al borgo – Juniper Green
Sainsburys – Inglis Green Road
Tesco – Colinton
Co-op – Corslet Place
Morrisons – Gyle Shopping Centre
Asda – Chesser
Marks & Spencer – Gyle Shopping Centre
Waitrose – Morningside Road
Oriam – Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World – Lasswade
Edinburgh City Council
Dynamic Earth
Norton House Hotel & Spa
Starbucks – Gyle Shopping Centre
Fords the Bakers

 

 

 

 

It’s our Open Day

It’s all go at Ravelrig RDA this week getting everything organised for the annual Summer Open Day.

We have had the help of some wonderful work parties from HSBC and Lloyds and some of our own wonderful volunteers giving their time and energy to make the place and horses look great for Sunday.

Thanks to the weather and Storm Hector we had to take down the marquee that was up in the car park to then re-erect it to prevent it taking off and flying over Balerno.

We are all excited about the day and look forward to meeting you all between 12noon – 4pm

We have lots to keep you entertained from our tasty BBQ, cafe, magician, craft stalls, tombolas, raffle, riding and much more.

Remember we do have limited space for parking, so if it’s easy for you to walk…

 

Walkin’ wi’ yer kilt!

We are always looking for new ways to raise money for Ravelrig RDA and over the years a number of volunteers and friends of Ravelrig have taken part in outside events like the Edinburgh or London Marathons, bike rides and sponsored walks.

Katie Allan is currently in training for the Edinburgh Half Marathon and has set up a Just Giving page Ravelrig.  Click here to read more about Katie’s challenge.

There is an exciting event coming up on 16th September in Edinburgh called The Kilt Walk.   It is also running events in Glasgow,  Aberdeen and Dundee throughout the year.

The Kilt Walk is a great event and one of our volunteers Martha took part in the Glasgow event last year and had a great time.   All you have to do is register on their website, choose which city you want to take part in, choose which distance you want to walk, either 26, 13 or 6 miles and get searching for your tartan, training shoes and sponsors.  You’ll need the Charity number for Ravelrig RDA to start raising money for us and we will receive 140% of your sponsorship.

Here’s some links and information for you if you would like to take part.  If you have any questions please let us know on 0131 449 7994 or office@ravelrig-rda.org.uk

  • The Kilt Walk website: http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/
  • Ravelrig RDA Charity Number:  SC028670