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

Community Support

There has always been a sense of community in this part of Edinburgh.  People communicating, supporting and helping each other to make our community better for everyone and it’s a lovely feeling to be part of it.

The Coop in Corslet Place, Currie has been a wonderful supporter of Ravelrig for the last year while we have been part of the Coop’s Community Local Fund.   Kerry, Scott, Craig and all their team have been out to see us a few times and even joined in our Summer Open Day.

Being one of the three local charities the store has supported has been an honour, but has unfortunately come to an end.  We will apply for the next round but what we have achieved this time is fantastic and it will really make a difference and allow us to develop and support our volunteer coaches.

Some of the Saturday volunteers will be heading to Corslet Place Coop on Saturday 24th November to collect our final payment cheque from the store’s team so we are really excited about that.  Pop along about 3pm if you want to join in the fun.

 

 

Thank you!

Graham Wright, one of our supporters who lives in Wales completed the Half Marathon in Vale and has raised nearly £300 for Ravelrig, which is fantastic.

Here’s a couple of photos that Graham sent over.  He said it was a great route going through muddy fields, rivers and along cliff tops, so hopefully a hot bath was waiting for him.

So from everyone at Ravelrig, including the eight ponies, THANK YOU GRAHAM!!!!!!

 

Nearly time!

It’s always good to have a calendar on display in your house or office to make special dates and events more visible than just being on your phone.  This is why everyone needs one of our 2019 calendars to make sure you don’t forget anything next year.

We’ve had a great time putting it together and thanks go to the twelve local businesses who have each sponsored a month in the calendar.

  • Clear Vue Opticians
  • Cala Homes
  • Tax Assist Accountants
  • Tony Harper’s Hair Studio
  • Artis Dental & Implant Studio

    2019 calendar

    Coming Soon!

  • Margaret Best Optometrist
  • Juniper Beauty Room
  • Kerr’s of Edinburgh
  • Just B Edinburgh
  • Splash Bathrooms
  • Circle Security
  • Mark McGill Butchers

Without the support of these businesses we wouldn’t have been able to produce the calendar, so we are really grateful.

So, watch this space we hope to receive the calendars from the printers early November and they will be £6 each or 2 for £10.

All proceeds will come directly to Ravelrig RDA to support the horses, riders and volunteers.

Thank you

 

 

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!

 

 

Coop Community Fund

We have just 3 months remaining as one of the Co-op’s three charities they are supporting from the Corslet Place store in Currie.

The Community Fund is a great way to support your chosen charity as they donate 1% of your Coop purchases directly to us and you get 5% back, so we’re all winners.

We are hoping to raise £1,000 to allow us to develop and support our wonderful volunteer coaches who work so hard for us here at Ravelrig.  By raising this money it will ensure regular riding lessons for everyone.

It costs us approximately £70,000 to keep Ravelrig running, looking after the horses and stables so this is a great way to help us with no cost to you.

There are a couple of ways you can become a member of the Coop and it’s just £1.

  • Pop along to the Corslet Place branch in Currie, they will have application forms at the till

or

  • go on line at coop.co.uk/membership

Remember to select Ravelrig RDA as your chosen charity.

Thank you

 

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…