Whatever you donate large or small makes a big difference and we would like to thank all our supporters who have raised funds for us to ensure that we can continue the valuable work for our disabled riders at Gaddesden Place.
Gaddesden Place RDA Centre is volunteer run and receives no regular funding. With a team of six ponies and two permanent yard staff our running costs are approximately £60,000 per annum. We do make a modest charge for lessons but this does not cover our costs. This means we must constantly raise funds to keep our centre open and continue to provide a high quality environment for our ponies, riders and volunteers. Our stables, fences and indoor school need to be maintained and equipment such as tack and riding helmets have to be updated to meet safety guidelines. For example, at some stage our indoor school will need complete renovation and this is estimated to cost around £30,000.
Donations & LegaciesDonations to support our work are very welcome!
- Cheques should be made payable to “Gaddesden Place RDA Centre” and sent C/O Treasurer, Gaddesden Place RDA, Briden’s Camp, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP2 6EX
- BY TEXT : Simply text MTGG33 £10 to 70070 (Or any other amount up to £10). The text message is free and the donation will appear on your mobile phone bill. Gift aid can be applied if you are a taxpayer - you'll be prompted about how to do that by a reply text message after making your donation. Simple!
- Virgin Money Giving - to make a donation, just click here and follow the instructions on the Virgin Money Giving website.
Legacies could also secure Gaddesden Place RDA Centre in the future so please think about remembering us if you are making a will. Our charity number is 1140330. It really would make a difference as the residue from estates has secured other Centres like ourselves around the UK. Please Contact Us if you would like more information.
To keep the money coming in, we hold quiz nights and other events and we encourage people to walk, run, swim and even jump out of airplanes for us! Many local groups and companies have lent their support. We are happy to come and talk about our work with disabled riders and can organise visits to our centre. Please support our events listed in the News and Events.
If you have an idea and would like to start raising money for us on Virgin Money Giving, click here.
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Our ponies give so much to their riders that we are committed to providing them with the best possible care. It costs approximately £6,000 per year to keep each pony, including shoeing, vet bills and insurance. All contributions towards the ponies up keep and well being is greatly appreciated. You can sponsor a pony for £120 a week or part sponsor from as little as £10 per month by completing a standing order mandate. As a sponsor you will receive a photo and certificate and a visit to the stables by appointment. Pony sponsorship is a great idea as a present for horse lovers too!
If you're interested in sponsorship, please don't hesitate to Contact Us. A commercial sponsorship scheme is also available.