Horsley, Bookham and Leatherhead Riding for the Disabled Association is delighted to say that our annual online April Auction is back. HBL RDA 2023 Easter Auction (jumblebee.co.uk)
We are up and running with over 75 excellent prizes this year don
ated by local businesses and suppliers, all ready for you to get bidding on. All the funds raised will help us to meet our fundraising goals for the year, which ensures our RDA can continue to provide weekly rides for over 100 children and young riders in the local area.
Here are some of the amazing prizes you can bid on:
2 tickets to Grand Park Opera – kindly donated by Grange Park Opera
4 tickets to the Lion King (can we swapped to other West End Shows) – kindly donated by Tim Rice
A 2 night stay for 2 people in a beautiful Cottage, Tideswell, Derbyshire – kindly donated by Sue Charter
A stud tour to see the 2023 foals – kindly donated by Chasemore Farm
Original Terry Kirkwood Watercolour and 2 prints – kindly donated by Dappled Designs
Two tickets to the RDA Barn Dance (best night of the year)
A beautiful bouquet of Cakes – kindly donated by Little Heath Bakery
Two tickets to Windsor Racecourse
Spa day for Two at the Harbour Spa, Guildford
A selection of private riding sessions – kindly donated by: Sam Osbourne, Jonathan Cook, Camilla James, Denise Vertigen, Euan Forbes, Jackie Selway and Katie Cabourne
Gemma J jewellery
A voucher for Dinner at The Plough Effingham
And so many, many more
Horsley, Bookham and Leatherhead RDA have had a very exciting year in 2022, as we moved into our new, purpose-built new riding centre at Badgers Farm. We have increased the number of ponies we have, welcoming Freckles, Coco, Wisley Hector, Wisley Matilda and Tom to join our family. We have increased the number of weekly riding sessions, been supported by new volunteers and seen new coaches achieve their RDA qualifications. As a result, we have been able to take on new schools who want to send us more children to enjoy therapy sessions.
In 2023, we will continue to expand – not only by delivering even more sessions to reduce our waiting list, but also to offer non-riding sessions such as our ‘Tea with Ponies’ events which will work with a locally based Stroke charity as well as local care homes to provide days out for their residents who will get to meet our characterful ponies and have a cup of tea with cake too!
We continue our fundraising efforts to cover our annual running costs, and to this end we are excited to launch our 2nd ever online Auction which started on Saturday 1st April 2023 and runs until the 30th of April at 6pm. This was a hugely successful event for us last year – with all lots receiving generous bids and those from local businesses giving experiences, meals or services proving exceptionally popular.
We also want to say a HUGE thanks to all the businesses, large and small who have donated their time, product and support to help make this amazing auction happen.
So go on, grab a cup of tea, have a good look and please get bidding to support our wonderful charity. HBL RDA 2023 Easter Auction (jumblebee.co.uk)