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 Wyfold Group RDA Registered charity No.1119428
 
 

 
 
Fundraising

 

 
The group depends on an unpaid team of about 80 volunteer helpers and local vets and certain suppliers are generous in their support. Nevertheless, annual operating costs are  in excess of £40,000 per annum and provision has to be made for the periodic replacement of ponies and renewal of equipment and yard facilities. In common with other, larger RDA groups Wyfold is finding the increasing bureaucratic regime for charities demanding of time and therefore the trustees have found it necessary to employ a part time yard manager to assist them.

The deputy mayor Jenie Wood draws the summer raffle

How we raise funds
The group receives no fees, state aid or other funding and is entirely dependent on donations and fund raising events. Our fundraisers works hard throughout the year, organising events to raise much needed funds.

There is an ever-changing selection of seasonal produce on sale at the yard, such as homemade jams and chutneys, seedlings and larger plants. There is also a very popular used book stall - come and have a browse! All proceeds from the various sales go towards our running costs.

How you can help us

Fundraising Events for 2018
March 31st Our Stable Manager Beth King and her dad, Nick, are taking part in a Sponsored Canoe Race, 125 miles from Devizes to Westminster which they must complete in 24 hours. Their Fundraising page is mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/nickking1
April 22nd The London Marathon. Liz Jones, a former volunteer at Wyfold is running the Marathon on our behalf. Her Fundraising page is mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/elizabethjones2

We shall also be attending our usual traditional events of the year such as The Henley Sheepdog Trials, The Binfield Heath Flower Show, The Henley Regatta for The Disabled and The Henley Ploughing Match. More information to follow.
Our Christmas Fayre this year is scheduled for Saturday 1st December and we shall also be holding a Christmas Decoration Stall in Henley sometime in November.

 

Eat a Course, Feed a Horse allows you to get involved without getting your feet muddy. Our horses munch their way through about £2500 worth of hay every year, with each bale costing £5. You can help raise funds by inviting your friends to join you for a coffee morning, light lunch or afternoon tea in return for a small donation from each guest. Download menu ideas and a template for your invitations to get you started!

Adopt a Pony
We run an "Adopt a Pony" scheme suitable for families and individuals.

Donations
In addition we are also grateful to local companies and other organisations for their corporate support. If you are able to make a donation to Wyfold RDA, please download the form here and send it with your cheque.

Enable your sponsors to help us
If you are running your own fundraising event, such as a sponsored walk, run or ride, you can use our MyDonate page, https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/wyfoldrda to make your own page. This will enable your sponsors to support the work we do. We can also take donations in memory of loved ones through www.memorygiving.com

 

Big Joe with a sponsor from Invesco Perpetual