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 so 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 all worked so hard rehearsing 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

 

 

Rumble in the Jumble

Thank you to everyone who came out to help set up the Jumble Sale on Friday afternoon and in to the evening, to those of you who donated items to the sale and to all the volunteers who helped out on the day.  THANK YOU!  We could not have done it without your time and hard work.

We had a great day on Saturday and raised over £2,000 and hope to raise more with items we can sell on eBay in the future.

Thank you again!

Thank you

Thank you for your help

 

Jumble Sale

Cleaning and sorting doesn’t need to be just for Springtime, why not take the opportunity to have a look in your wardrobe, drawers, cupboards, dark corners, attics and garages and think do you need or use everything you have?

Our Jumble Sale is on the 27th January and we are looking for donations to make it a great event.  Please be aware we are unable to accept any electrical goods but clothes, bric-a-brac, tools, tableware, books, CDs or anything else you really don’t need any more.

We raised £2,000 in 2017, let’s see if we can match that or better still beat it!

Thanks

 

Packing some cash!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at one of our bag packing events over the Festive period.  We were at Sainsbury’s at Murrayfield on the 23rd December and Asda at Chesser on the 31st December and lost count how many bags we helped pack.

Thank you for volunteering, over the two events you helped raise £1,790 for Ravelrig!!!  So very well done!

 

Volunteer Appeal

We are appealing for volunteers for our Bag Packing events on the 23rd and 31st December.  Why not join in the fun and spread a bit of Christmas and New Year cheer.

We have spaces available on the 23rd December at Sainsbury’s at Murrayfield between 10am and 4pm and on the 31st December at Asda at Chesser between 12noon and 5pm.

Please let us know if you are available to help out at either event.  Email office@ravelrig-rda.org.uk or ring us on 0131 449 7994

Thank you!

Bag Packing

Come along and join us to help raise money for Ravelrig

Sparkling Time!

Thank you to everyone who helped with our Christmas Open Day preparations and those who helped on the day, without you all we couldn’t have done it, so thank you!!

Thank you also to those who came along on the day, we had a great time and we hope you did too.

Santa rode in with his elves on horseback after having a tour of Balerno.  Settling in to his cosy grotto he managed to meet all the children and make sure he had a note of exactly what they wanted for Christmas, so he wouldn’t forget!

With the wonderfully tasty homebaking, warming homemade soup and hot dogs no one went hungry.  Craft and game stalls, live music, our Tombolas and raffle went really well and not forgetting our pony rides.  There was lots of fun for everyone.

With your help and support we raised over £1,500 for Ravelrig, so a huge big sparkling Thank you from us all!

Here’s some photos from the day.

It’s our Christmas Open Day!

With lots of tinsel, baubles, glitter and trees appearing around Ravelrig stables, it must mean one thing….It’s our annual Christmas Open Day on Sunday!!!!!

Santa will be riding in on horseback and will be able to meet you all, to make sure you have been good this year.

With our wonderful cafe with homemade soup, hotdogs and hot drinks, stalls to get your Christmas shopping sorted, games and crafts and not forgetting pony rides.

It’s all go at the stables, so make sure you pop along on Sunday 26th November from 12pm – 3pm.

See you there!

Christmas Open Day

It’s our Christmas Open Day on the 26th November