Christmas is coming ………
Morpeth RDA had a stall at the Dame Allan’s Christmas Fair on Saturday 25th November. Selling a variety of gift items, Christmas cards, homemade cakes and confectionery and running a “Guess the Ponies Name” competition we managed to raise in excess of £130.
We would like to thank everyone who made cakes & confectionery for us as well as those who put a lot of time and effort into helping organise and set things up. Special thanks to DASPA for inviting us along.
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National Virtual Championships
We are extremely pleased to announce that Elizabeth Cockburn & Marc Dawson who competed in the RDA 2023 National Virtual Championships gained 2nd & 4th placings respectively in Class 35 led dressage walk only – senior section. We are so proud of you both.
Co-op Local Community Fund
On Saturday 18th November Morpeth RDA were invited along to the Co-op “Join in Live” event at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne to represent the Co-op’s local cause groups. Georgie Simmons, one of our trustees, gave a short talk on what Morpeth RDA does and our experience of being a Co-op cause.
During the last twelve months a total of £3,514.75 was raised for Morpeth RDA via the Co-op community fund. We were also given the opportunity to promote ourselves in store. Not only that but we also gained two new wonderful volunteers from the Co-op staff.
Whilst our involvement in the community fund has ended for the time being we hope to benefit again in the future – if you are a Co-op member don’t forget to access your account and choose a new local cause to support.
Once again it is a huge thank you to the Co-op and their members.
New Rugs For Our Ponies
With the increasingly wet weather we have found it almost impossible to get our ponies rugs dry and so despite already having a large selection we have felt it necessary to invest in some more. Luckily Harry Hall had a good saving on the rugs so we were able to kit all the ponies out to match. The ponies looked super smart at first try on but we are sure the rugs probably aren’t quite so pristine now.
Roll on next Summer!
North East Sight Matters
Last week we welcomed North East Sight Matters to Kirkley for horse care and riding sessions. As the riders were all visually impaired everything was specifically tailored to meet their needs and all of our volunteers ensured that the experience for the riders was maximised using sensory equipment and clear riding instructions. The smiles on the riders faces says it all.
We were extremely pleased to welcome two volunteers to the session from Ponteland Co-op who came along to experience exactly how our sessions work, (they support us through the Co-op local community fund), and we are happy to say that they have both said that they will be back for some more volunteering with us.