Fundraising

Bradbourne RDA is registered with the not-for-profit fundraising website www.virginmoneygiving.com. Please click here if you’d like to make a donation.

If you are taking part in a sponsored event or fundraising activity - or even celebrating a special occasion where donations would be preferable to gifts - we can help you set up your own Virgin Money Giving page.

Please get in touch via our Contact Us page.

Bradbourne RDA is registered with the government's Gift Aid scheme so we are able to reclaim, direct from the Inland Revenue, the basic-rate tax paid on donations by tax-paying supporters. This amounts to an extra 25p for every £1 donated - at absolutely no cost or inconvenience to the donor. 

Higher-rate taxpayers will benefit personally by being able to re-claim the difference between the basic and higher-rate tax paid.

So if you are a UK taxpayer and pay Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal in value to the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your charitable donations in the tax year, we would be very grateful if you could complete a Gift Aid declaration. We will do all the rest. Thank you very much. 

Looking after our ponies: Bradbourne RDA is a registered charity run entirely by unpaid volunteers and this includes looking after our ponies. But not everything is free and there are things that we have to pay for such as hay and bags of feed, regular shoeing and hoof trimming by the farrier, rugs to keep the horses dry and warm in the winter and annual flu jabs and dental checks by the vet to ensure our horses stay fit and healthy.

Your support makes all the difference. Please click if you are interested in making a donation towards the care of our ponies, ensuring that we can provide our riders and carriage drivers with an opportunity to reach their goals.

We are extremely grateful for the ongoing support of Valero Energy Ltd - both financially and through the hours devoted to Bradbourne RDA Group by stewarding at events as part of their employee community volunteer programme.

We are delighted that Bradbourne RDA has entered into a partnership with the White Stuff Foundation, the charity arm of fashion retailers White Stuff.

The team at the company’s Sevenoaks Branch has been absolutely fantastic at supporting and fundraising for us and we welcome their visits to Bradbourne to see what we do and to meet some of our riders, volunteers and horses. We are really grateful to the all White Stuff team for their fantastic efforts on our behalf. 

Charity Golf Day
  
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of our fundraising Golf Day on 24th April 2015 at the prestigious Wildernesse Club. 

Your generosity has resulted in the amazing sum of over £10,000. Click for more details.

Bradbourne RDA’s seventh annual Knole Park Fundraising Pleasure Ride took place on Saturday 15th October 2016 with our popular figure-of-eight route around Knole Park.

We’re immensely grateful to Lord Sackville and the Knole Park estate managers for allowing us to hold our ride in such a beautiful setting, and to Sevenoaks Riding Club for offering us the use of their base at RedlandsWe're also very grateful to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help prepare and steward the event.

Read what the riders had to say here.

We appreciate the support of animal artist Martyn White who has generously offered to donate a proportion of his fee to anyone who mentions Bradbourne RDA at the point of ordering a commission or purchasing a print from him. 

Martyn specialises in creating original oil paintings from favourite pet photographs. He kindly painted the picture of Hannah on the left which featured on our 2008 Christmas card.

Many more of his delightful paintings can be seen on his website: www.oilpaintingsbymartynwhite.co.uk.

Kent Riders Motorcycling Group: The Kent Riders motorcycling group has given us incredibly generous support over the years, including purchasing Dudley for us and making a substantial contribution towards the purchase of Finn.

In November 2013 a number of their members visited ten World War One cemeteries including the Menin Gate where they were part of the evening’s events. Their  aim was to raise money to help in the purchase of a new horse for Bradbourne RDA and to remember the eight million plus horses lost in the first World War. 

They paid respects to all who fought to give us our freedom of enjoyment today and a moving video of their trip can be seen on YouTube here

The Sevenoaks Charity Darts League have been similarly supportive and their donations have enabled us to buy a range of vital tack and equipment.

For two years from 2014 to 2016 the Sevenoaks St. John's Hill Local branch of Sainsbury's generously supported Bradbourne RDA via the Sainsbury's Local Charity of the Year scheme. We are very grateful to the staff and customers for the support they have given us in fundraising and in providing 'goodies' for our social events.

Base Build construction services (developers of the Sevenoaks St. John's Hill Local branch of Sainsbury's) have also been very generous. Thanks to a substantial donation from Base Build, we have been able to renew our stock of riding hats, ensuring that we continue to provide all our riders with a well-fitting hat complying with all the latest safety standards. 

We are extremely grateful to James at Silver Pines Services for printing our fliers and annual newsletters.

If you would like to make a donation, or have some fundraising ideas, or are part of a local fundraising group who would like to help, please get in touch via our Contact Us page.

Bradbourne Group Riding for the Disabled Association
Bradbourne Riding and Training Centre, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3DH
Registered in England & Wales No. 06334299 as a Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered Charity No. 1122480
A member group of the Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving