As an independent Charity, we receive no funds except those we raise ourselves. Our main cost is the keep of our three horses, which includes livery and shoeing. We also pay for special equipment such as cage stirrups and different types of reins that can help our riders.
We need to raise a considerable sum to fund our activities and maintain our ponies – on average around £18,000 a year! We do this by holding regular fundraising events – please check out our Events page for details. Mid summer will find us offering up a Barn Dance in the covered arena at New Barn Livery. Autumn sees us travel to a local Social Club for a Fish and Chip Supper and Race Night!
As well as supporting our events, you can also help us by:
- Registering with EasyFundraising
All you need to do is set up an account and choose Mid Cheshire RDA as your Charity. When you shop online via the EasyFundraising website it costs you no more than it normally would, but the shop you go to gives us a donation!Each time you shop online, may we ask that you first log on to www.easyfundraising.org.uk, put Mid Cheshire Riding for the Disabled as your favourite charity and then “click” on the store you wish to shop at (Amazon, John Lewis, Virgin Atlantic or whoever).At the end of your shop, your shopping cart will show you just how much, as a percentage, the vendor has donated to our account. You have the items you wanted, at the price you expected to pay, and we’re a little better off. Simple! So next time you’re booking that family holiday to Florida on Virgin Atlantic, think of us and go through EasyFundraising.The website is: www.easyfundraising.org.uk
- Nominating us to anybody you hear about who gives Charity donations
Perhaps the company you work for, your bank or your church group? As an example, we have a dentist who recently sponsored our horses to have their teeth done, and a company celebrating their 25th anniversary who paid for our horses’ shoes for a year!Companies also often allow staff to donate time to come and do odd-jobs like painting, so if this might be you then ask your boss to think of us!
- Adopting one of our ponies
We run an Adopt-A-Pony scheme, check out our Adopt A Pony page for more info.
- Simply making a donation to us directly
You can make a donation through MyDonate – Click here for our MyDonate page. If you would prefer to donate by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Mid Cheshire RDA’ and send it to us at the address found on our Contact page.If you are a tax payer please consider Gift Aiding your donation. Gift aiding adds another 28p to every pound you donate. Click here to download a Gift Aid Declaration Form.