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
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
Thank you to all who came to our Christmas Celebration in
December, it was a very successful and thoroughly enjoyable
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 -
the 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
Big Joe with a sponsor from Invesco