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