We welcomed a great group of volunteers from the Norton House Hotel at the beginning of December who kindly came out for the day to get stuck in to our garden and stables. This time of year all the lovely plants are not looking their best and need a good hair cut to take them in to the winter months.
They came armed with cake for the humans and apples for the horses, so as you can imagine it went down very well indeed.
Thank you to Peter, Chris, Frances, Hannah, Lyndsay, Johnny, Brian, Iona, Hollie, Lauren, Daragh and James. James who is the Norton House gardener made sure the team worked hard in our garden and made everything look gorgeous. Johnny was a bit obsessed with our power hose but the area outside the stables is gleaming in the sun. A big thank you for all your hard work and making Ravelrig tidier, and shinier we appreciate your support.
We are so grateful to ALL our wonderful work parties who have been out this year giving us their time and energy gardening, painting, sanding, building and generally putting in a lot of elbow grease. They are able to do the jobs that we just don’t have time to do and it really makes such a difference.
We have had people from lots of places, including Lloyds, Bank of Scotland, Cadence, HSBC and Green Investment Bank.
If your work offers you community days why not come and help at Ravelrig during 2018.
On 26th & 27th May, Ravelrig was delighted to have help from yet more Bank of Scotland employees in the week before the Annual Open Day on 5th June!
Many thanks to Diane Curran and her colleagues from Teviot House, South Gyle, Edinburgh for clearing and painting stables and MANY other essential preparatory tasks! Your hard work set the pace for the rest of the week.
A very wet and miserable Tuesday 12th April didn’t put off our intrepid work party from Lloyds Commercial Banking, Client Delivery in Edinburgh. The planned gardening marathon was abandoned in favour of a more weather friendly task – painting the inside and outside toilets! We now have lovely fresh looking loos to match our crisp and cosy Clubroom.
Many thanks to Andrew Cooper, Lesley Hackett, Irene Duncan, Julie Maison and Samantha Crawford.
On Sunday 13th March 2016 – our somewhat tired looking Clubroom was transformed! As part of their ‘Spark Something Good’ initiative, volunteers from the staff of M&S branches throughout Edinburgh came to Ravelrig and worked hard all day to give us the stunning Clubroom pictured below (before and after) They even had hot water facilities installed in our kitchen by the incredibly helpful Kevin Reily of Rymac Plumbing & Heating.
We are delighted with the results of this ambitious project and eternally grateful to Marks & Spencers Edinburgh for choosing Ravelrig as one of their benefiting charities.
An RDA tartan scarf to celebrate 50 years of RDA in the UK. Scarfs will be available to buy from Ravelrig RDA from Wednesday 15th May. They are 100% merino lambs wool and measure 190 x 29cm. They cost £22.95. …Read more »
Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled offer an excellent range of second hand horse tack and equipment including: Martingales; Bits; Stable Rugs and Sheets; Travel Boots/Rugs; Training Aids. Numnahs/Saddle Pads; Girths. All items at a fraction of original cost. Please see our …Read more »
It’s always lovely to receive a card in the post, it is certainly an improvement on a bill or bank statement. Communication these days is done mostly by text, email or Facebook. Cards and good old fashioned letters are a …Read more »