The Berwickshire Group RDA (SC 028616) is run entirely by volunteers.
Annual running costs amount to approximately £25,000. The main expenses are looking after the horses, maintaining the equipment and riding facility, insurance and utility bills. The Group relies solely on fund-raising, applying for grants given to charities and donations, both from companies and individuals. The Group receives no statutory funding.
Listed below are various fund raising activities that have taken place during 2016, the support for which the group is extremely appreciative. Also listed are donations from Companies or organisations. Though not named, the group are also very grateful to those families and individuals who have also made donations through out the year.
The Group are also very grateful to all those who support our events, whether it be by attending, producing food, giving raffle prizes or assisting in running an event. Without such support the group could not function.
Fund raising activities include, coffee mornings, bingo nights, music evenings, shopping evenings, sponsored walk/run/trek, Rag Bag collections, recycling, sale of RDA Christmas cards and our own group calendar
Recent fundraising and Donations:-
Adopt a horse 30.00
Collecting Tins 102.27
Tubes of smarties 56.00
Rag bag 143.20
Easy fundraising 110.76
Tesco Bag Pack 476.55
Gavinton Panto Group 100.00
Eyemouth U3A 99.95
Tracey McCann 285.00 (sponsored swim)
Scottish Borders Council 75.00 (Dress Down Day)
Reivers Fish Bar 80.13 (plastics bags)
Lanark Lodge 20.00 (Pjs day)
Pop up Shop Berwick 242.32
Duns Hatchery 167.50 (Profit from hot drinks machine)
Janice Henry/Eyemouth Coastguards 875.00 (Sponsored Walk/Ben Nevis climb)
Cockburnspath Brownies 76.00 (Sales table)
Indidvidual Donation 1410.57
Neil McMurdo £1009 - Sponsored Swim (34 lengths of Eyemouth pool (25m)
Reston Bingo night (November 2016) £504
Bag Pack at Morrisons (Berwick) November 2016 £637.46
Sales Table at Reston Primary School Christmas Fayre £71.95
MS Borders Racing Club £500.00
Bucket collection at Tesco's in Berwick £222.38
Duns Coffee morning £228.56
Andante Concert £743
Eyemouth Coffee morning £283.23
Duns Show £371.09
Coldstream Coffee Morning £476.38
Donation from the Eyemouth Twighlight Walk, Jog Run £350.00
Morrisons Bag Pack £573.89
Donation from Reston Young Farmers 'Sponsored Cycle' £200
Oldhamstsocks SWRI sales Table £123.81
Tesco Bag Pack £527.85
Reston Christmas Fayre Sales Table £92,85
The Berwickshire Group RDA is extremely grateful to all who help and support the Group.