Wyfold Group


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Fund Raising

The group depends on an unpaid team of about 70 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, Jennie Wood, draws the Grand 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 fund raising team works hard throughout the year, organising events to raise much needed funds.

Every year we produce a range of Christmas cards, notelets, key rings and a calendar which are available to buy from any Wyfold Group member, some local outlets or contact us to place an order.

In addition 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

Christmas Celebration
Thank you to all who came to our Christmas Celebration in December, it was a very successful and thoroughly enjoyable evening!


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. 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 Just Giving page, http://www.justgiving.com/wyfoldrda to make your own page. This will enable your sponsors to support the work we do.

Back by popular demand
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e Wyfold 100 Club
We are relaunching the Wyfold 100 Club: purchase a number for the year for 10 to be entered into 4 draws. Cash prizes of 40, 25 and 10 every time!

Big Joe with a sponsor from Invesco Perpetual


Copyright 2006 Wyfold Group RDA Registered charity No.1119428