RDA group’s successful fundraiser

Long Furlong Riding for Disabled Group has benefited from a successful fundraising event at the recent Ashington Fete, where it ran a tombola stall.

The group has sent a huge thank you too to all those that contributed bottles for the day and to Val, who supplied and wrapped up 100 children’s prizes.

The event was on a warm, fine day and a camper van was used to transport all the bottles, cones of sweets and other items to the stall. Volunteers stuck to their tasks until and last bottle was sold and the fine cone of sweets was gone.This year, this deserving RDA group has raised £818.00 (£25 of which was from donations). This was a truly amazing result from a village event.

Long Furlong RDA group using its outdoor facilities

The general public were drawn in by the number of bottles of alcohol to be won and the children’s Jolly Jam Jars idea was a big hit. Youngsters were delighted with their prizes and very happy that their ticket was a winning one, even though every ticket won a prize. There was one exception, one little toddler couldn’t care less about her prize but was thrilled with her raffle ticket!

The group has thanked all its volunteers, riders, carers, friends and families who yet again donated our superb array of prizes and has sent a special thank you to Val who spent a lot of money and time producing 100 decorated cones and jam jars for the children’s tombola.

Members have thanked the many volunteers who worked hard throughout the day to ensure this fundraising event was an outstanding success.

Long Furlong RDA group is now based at Chestnuts Riding School, London Road, Pyecombe, BN45 7FJ, where it provides the opportunity for disabled people to enjoy riding, with the experience benefiting their health and well-being.

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