RUNNING for Ravelrig

We got a lovely email last week to tell us that Katie Allan has set up a Just Giving page to raise money for Ravelrig.  Katie is doing the Edinburgh Half Marathon on the 27th May this year and if you would like to help with her target figure of £1,000 then pop over to the Just Giving page and donate today!

Thank you to Katie for your hard work and dedication, we look forward to hearing more about how your training is going!

This is what Katie says on her Just Giving page and why she is running for Ravelrig

Ravelrig is a charity very close to my heart as it has given my sister, Emma, the chance to escape reality and have fun with fellow riders for the past 14 years. The excitement on Emma’s face when riding shows us how much she loves being on the horse. Without donations and the endless work all of the volunteers put in this amazing riding school would not be able to continue and my sister would not have the pleasure of spending time with these beautiful horses each week.  So please can you spare a penny or two to help motivate me through this run

CLICK HERE to go straight to Katie’s page

running for Ravelrig

Meet our February Sponsor

As previously mentioned our 2018 calendar has 12 wonderful sponsors from lovely local businesses and February’s supporter is Circle Security.

Circle Security are based in Currie and are a truly local business, owned and run by local people since 1984, so they have a lot of years of experience.  They are a Which? Trusted Trader and offer a wide range of alarms and security systems.

They do a fantastic job, but you don’t need to take my word for it why not read their testimonials here.

Why not have a look on their website and find out a bit more about them.

Circle Security

Circle Security

 

 

Christmas cards

Don’t worry this isn’t a note about getting your Christmas cards nice and early for 2018!  You may remember we were one of the charities taking part in Charitycards.co.uk last year and thank you to everyone who ordered packs of cards from them.

We raised £26 and speaking to Will from Charity Cards he said this year will be bigger and better with lots more designs to choose from, so watch this space, but don’t worry you won’t hear the Christmas word until at least October 🙂

 

 

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

 

It’s our A.G.M

It’s our A.G.M on Monday 29th January at 6.30pm.  Come along to Ravelrig RDA and hear from the Trustees about what is happening and what the future will hold.

All riders, volunteers, families and friends are welcome to come along.  For more information click here

 

Indoor Arena

Planned Indoor Riding Arena and Associated Facilities at Ravelrig RDA

It is with regret that the Trustees of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled Association have decided not to proceed with the proposed development of their indoor school at Balerno. Escalating project costs and increased financial risk in the long term were the major factors in what has been a difficult decision for all concerned. It was also clear that a compromised scaled back development would fall short of the project’s original aims.

In addition to the financial decision, the Trustees recognise that work on the project was making it more difficult to concentrate on the Group’s main aims and objectives, as a vital resource for disabled people in the local area. This decision will allow the whole Ravelrig community – riders, families and volunteers – to focus on the life-changing benefits of horses, and to enjoy being part of the Ravelrig family.

Ravelrig RDA offers an inspirational and welcoming environment for people of all ages to benefit from horses, to enjoy the outdoors and the stunning views of Balerno. Having deliberated long and hard over their decision, the Trustees are now focussed on the future of Ravelrig, putting riders’ needs first and increasing the number of individuals who can benefit from the Group’s activities. We have contacted all our donors and organisations who have pledged funds informing them of this decision.

Kind regards

Barbara Johnstone MBE
Group Organiser

Coop Community

Did you know we are one of the three charities chosen by the Corslet Place Coop in Currie to be part of their Local Community Fund?

For EVERY Coop branded item you purchase YOU will receive 5% of the value back and 1% will come to Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled

We are one of their charities that will benefit until October 2018, so when you buy Coop branded products like milk, bread, cakes, cheese not only will you have a tasty lunch but Ravelrig will benefit as long as you have your Coop Membership card.

It is incredibly easy to become a Coop Member just click here  and it’s just £1 to join.

Once you have paid your £1 you are then asked on screen which of the three charities you would like to support, click on Ravelrig and that’s you done.

They will then send your card in the post.

As this is a “local” Community Fund if your postcode is not local to Corslet Place, Ravelrig unfortunately will not come up as one of your choices.  We are trying to confirm with the Coop whether if you join in store this is different.

Thank you!

Coop Membership

Become a member of the Coop at Corslet Place

Snow Day

Here at Ravelrig it’s a bit of a black and white day.  We all woke up to snow falling and the horses all have their winter woollies on and lots of hay and carrots to keep them going.

If you venture out today, make sure you take care and wrap up warm!

Snow day

Snow at Ravelrig

I can see CLEARLY now …

Many of you will have already seen our fantastic 2018 calendar or even have it hanging in your kitchen or office.  There are still a few left so if you want one then let us know at office@ravelrig-rda.org.uk  At just £6 each they are a real bargain

To make this possible we have received sponsorship from 12 lovely local businesses, ranging from hairdressers to doggie day care.

January’s sponsor is ClearVue Opticians who are based in Bryce Road in Currie, just round the corner from the Corner Cafe.  They have a fantastic selection of frames and are so helpful and friendly.  If you think you need a check up or are finding you are having to stretch your arms that bit longer to read the paper then why not contact them for an appointment?

Clearvue Opticians 0131 449 6889      enquiries@clearvueopticians.co.uk

 

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