Barbara popped down to the Corslet Place Coop on Saturday to collect the jumbo cheque for the money raised over the last few months through their community fund.
Now all we need is a big wallet to take it to the bank in…
Thank you to everyone who joined the Coop and selected to support Ravelrig, this is a fantastic amount which will go a long way in helping to support the horses and riders.
Barbara collecting the cheque from Corslet Place Coop
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 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…
- register on giveasyoulive.com
- select Ravelrig RDA as your charity
- everytime you shop on line go to giveasyoulive.com and select the online store you want
- buy a new top, holiday, boat, shed, armadillo…..
- Ravelrig RDA receives money!
- YIPPEEE, pennies make pounds = make Ravelrig horses happy!
giveasyoulive.com select Ravelrig RDA as your charity
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.
Our lovely friends at Tesco Corstorphine were super generous last week and donated a large amount of carrots for the horses.
The horses love their carrots and apple snacks and could smell them from the field.
Thank you again to TESCO, Flynn has already started to tuck in to the bucket!
Carrots donated by Tesco
Oooo, what’s in here….
wheelbarrow full of carrots
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 for your help
Jonathan Page from Harmeny Pentland Runners popped in, or should that be jogged in earlier this week with a lovely cheque for £300 that they raised for Ravelrig from their Awards Night.
Harmeny Athletic Club is based in Balerno and they have a Junior and Adult Section. The Junior Group caters for runners from the age of 9 – 16 years and if you are a bit older and fancy running in the beautiful Pentland Hills while getting fit and meeting new people then why not give the Adult Group a try.
We are really grateful to Harmeny Pentland Runners for choosing to support Ravelrig RDA in their fundraising Award Night and the money will go a long way in helping support our 8 specially trained horses, riders and volunteers.
Our annual Summer Open Day was a huge success with the sun shining and the crowds being entertained throughout the day.
Our BBQ and cafe kept everyone supplied with great food, cold drinks and fabulous home baking. The entertainment included the hard working Ravelrig horses giving rides to lots of lovely visitors, the Great Raymondo magician, the Jungle Book Bouncy Castle, craft and art stalls, Owl magic and our tombolas and raffle.
We would like to shout a big thank you to everyone who donated to the tombolas, raffle and baking, your generosity is really appreciated. To all the hardworking volunteers who helped throughout the week in the run up to the event helping make the stables and horses look their best for the visitors. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time and energy on the day, without your help these events could never take place, so you are really appreciated!
There were a number of businesses that donated to the raffle and BBQ, including Scott from the Corslet Place branch of Coop who gave a large quantity of burgers, rolls and juice and Claire from Inglis Green Road Sainsburys who gave to our raffle and BBQ.
Thank you Iceland, Asda, Tesco, Scotmid, Macdonald Hotel Group, Cherry Blossom Beauty and all the wonderful stall holders who donated to our raffle. There are so many people to thank we really do appreciate your support.
We all had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we all hope you did too.
Our final figure we raised is still to be confirmed but we will let you know as soon as we can.
Our next event is our Dog Show on Sunday 17th September so hope to see you all again soon.
Buddie with his rider and volunteers
Having fun with the owls
Tombola at the Open Day
Teemo meeting some visitors
Bouncing fun at the Open Day
Riding at the Open Day
Two owls “who’s looking at me?”
This year Ravelrig RDA is super excited to have two people taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of Ravelrig RDA. Their support is really appreciated and we all wish them the best of luck!
Graham Wright ran the marathon last year too for Ravelrig and he’s set up a Just Giving Page for you to pledge your support.
Click here to support Graham
Jamie Baird is joining forces with three colleagues to run the Hairy Haggis Relay to raise money for Ravelrig.
Click here to support Jamie
We hope you enjoy the day and the shower and drink after the run!
Thank you again for supporting Ravelrig!