Volunteers

We recently posted a couple of pictures on our Facebook page of two of our wonderful volunteers accepting awards in 2014.

Chris won the RDA Regional Volunteer of the Year 2014, here he is accepting it from Princess Anne, who is the President of RDA.

Chris, Lynda & The Princess Anne

That year Cara won the Sportscotland Young Coach of the Year.

Lynda, Cara & Barbara

Both Chris and Cara are still valued members of the team of volunteers at Ravelrig RDA.

Ravelrig Volunteer Facts
We have just over 130 volunteers
62% of the volunteers are under 25 years of age
Our oldest volunteer is 75 years old
There are 11 volunteer coaches
A volunteer works approximately 220 hours a year at Ravelrig


Did you know we have just over 130 volunteers?

Save a penny

They really do add up to make pounds and pounds. We recently received two full money boxes from one of our lovely supporters and we counted over £16.

Just imagine if everyone saved their pennies, how many pounds we could collect

If you would like a collection box please let Katie in the office know office@ravelrig-rda.org.uk or pick one up next time you are at Ravelrig.

Ravelrig collection boxes

Sponsorship

You probably already know you can adopt one of the Ravelrig ponies for as little as £30 a year, but did you know you can also sponsor them?

It costs just over £2,000 a year to look after each horse, this covers feed, shoeing, bedding, vet bills, tack and anything else that is required. With eight ponies it costs us over £16,000 a year.

Do you work for an organisation that is looking to invest in a local charity?

Benefits for you or your business

  • Pony sponsorship can generate substantial publicity for a relatively small investment
  • You will be recognised as actively supporting the community that supports you.
  • There will be extensive positive exposure to other Ravelrig supporters (potential customers)
  • Your business will be seen as possessing a high level of corporate and social responsibility.
  • Customers will see that you care about supporting a local worthy cause.

You have a number of different options to choose from and with each your company logo and details will be displayed on our website, stables and social media.

  • £2,000  Full
  • £1,000 Part (Feed)
  • £500  Part (Shoeing)
  • £400  Part (Saddlery & Rugs)
  • £300  Part (Veterinary)
  • £100 Part (General care)

You can download a form by clicking below or if you would like more information please click here or give us a call on 0131 449 7994.

Our eight ponies with some of our volunteers

The latest Newsletter is out!

Have you read our latest Newsletter yet?  It’s got all the news, including the upcoming events and everything Ravelrig to keep you up-to-date.

You can read it by clicking here

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!!!!!!

 

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!

 

 

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