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

 

 

Donating for FREE!

Did you know you can donate to Ravelrig without actually spending any money?

With giveasyoulive.com you can shop through them with all the major stores and websites and each time you buy something THEY donate a percentage of your purchases to US!

As of last week with all your shopping you have managed to raise just over £500 for Ravelrig RDA.

It’s so easy to do…

  1. register on giveasyoulive.com
  2. select Ravelrig RDA as your charity
  3. everytime you shop on line go to giveasyoulive.com and select the online store you want
  4. buy a new top, holiday, boat, shed, armadillo…..
  5. Ravelrig RDA receives money!
  6. YIPPEEE,  pennies make pounds = make Ravelrig horses happy!
Fundraising

giveasyoulive.com select Ravelrig RDA as your charity

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!

 

 

Thank you!

We receive a lot of donations at Ravelrig RDA and are so grateful for the generosity of individuals and companies.

This weekend alone we had the Land Rover serviced and put through its MOT Free of Charge thanks to Andy White of White’s Auto Services in Dalry.  It was completely unexpected and such a kind gesture, we are so grateful.

We also received a car wash pack from Halfords at Hermiston Gait to help us get started on our Fundraising Car Wash in September.

Then on Saturday we had another call from our friends at Corstorphine Tesco to say that they had more carrots to donate to us.  Barbara popped along to the store on Saturday evening to collect a trolley load from Andrew the Fruit and Vegetable Manager.  Carrots are a favoured healthy snack for the horses, so we are sure they won’t take too long to crunch their way through them.

Carrots

Tesco Corstorphine

 

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

 

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

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!