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Come and Place Your Bets at Our Race Night !

Saturday 28th April 2018 at Welwyn Civic Centre at 7pm. Back due to popular demand this fun event involving reeling wooden horses in on pulleys is returning. A great night out for friends and family with fish and chip supper and paying bar. Price: £12  per ticket incl fish and chip supper or £17 including owning a horse ! Please pay online via this link to MyDonate and write in the notes your full name, number of tickets & horses, and any dietary requirements. Please do not tick gift aid as it is a ticket for entry to an event. To book your place contact Amanda Morrall on 07765-255530 or email: amandamorrall67@hotmail.com All funds raised go to Digswell Place Group RDA.  You could [...]

By |February 28 2018|Categories: Events, News|

Save the Date – Sunday 29th April 2018 for WGC Rotary Walk and Fun Run

Come and join us at the WGC Rotary Walk and Fun Run 2018 on Sunday 29th April 2018 and help raise money for Digswell Place Group RDA.  For more details and an application form please go to www.whwalk.org.uk Rock icon Marty Wilde, who is currently on his 60th year anniversary tour,  has agreed to be patron of this event  and will start the event, along with Borough Mayor Lynne Sparks. Start time :  9am Where :  The  Campus West car park in Welwyn Garden City Cost: £10 to enter Routes : You can choose from, 11 or 6.5 miles, taking in attractive countryside and woodlands around the town. Entry fees: These will cover running costs and be split among the headline charities. Entrants will be able [...]

By |February 10 2018|Categories: Events|

It’s Back ! Sunday 25th March 2018 – Dogs and Daffs

Hooray !! Thanks to the kindness of Lord and Lady Salisbury we will be holding our 4th Dogs and Daffs event at Hatfield House on Sunday 25th March 2018 09:30am to 4:00pm to raise money for Digswell Place Group RDA. During the day walkers will be able to enjoy Hatfield Park exclusively for a small donation to the charity and dog lovers will be able to enter into a fun dog show, which has a new category for 2018 - the Egg and Spoon race! Not only that, there will be dog displays and scurrying which anyone who attends will be able to take part in - again for a small donation to the charity. We have also launched a dedicated website [...]

By |January 24 2018|Categories: Events, News|

Thank You to Welwyn Garden City Masonic Lodge

A huge thank you to Alan Tyler and Malcolm Tebbutt from the Masonic Lodge of Welwyn Garden City who were delighted to be able to donate £2500 to Digswell Place Group RDA from funds raised at an annual Garden Party fundraiser held jointly with Knebworth Lodge. The event, held in Alan Tyler's garden in Burnham Green, saw more than 400 people turn out to raise a grand total of £10,000 to be split amongst several charities including The Mixed Group, Isabel Hospice, The Hertfordshire Air Ambulance and Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled all based in and around Welwyn Garden City. This generous donation will help subsidise 138 therapeutic rides for disabled people of all ages over the next term. [...]

By |December 7 2017|Categories: News|

Three Cheers for the Co-op Local Community Fund

A huge THANK YOU to the members of the Co-op who live in and around the Welwyn Garden City area who chose to support Digswell Place Group Riding for the Disabled charity.  Since September 2016 the Co-op Local Community Fund has raised £9,865 for Digswell Place RDA.  During the last year our local volunteers enabled us to provide 1769 rides; transforming dreams to reality for 106 people with disabilities. We need to raise £18 per ride and the Co-op Local Community Fund donation funded a fantastic 548 rides. Your contributions made a REAL difference. THANK YOU

By |December 7 2017|Categories: News|

Bunny Ears !!

Huge thanks to Pansanger Youth F.C. whose generous donations have enabled us to buy  "Bunny Ears" as well as some more equipment and tack ! These little adaptations are fantastic for our riders as they enable the child to sit up better on the saddle rather than leaning forward to hold the strap. They are also a great forerunner as it teaches little hands how to hold your wrists and fingers in preparation for reins.

By |September 4 2017|Categories: News|

Thank You to the Hornbeams Society For Our New Road

The subject of resurfacing our drive has come up annually for many many years as the surface becomes riddled with potholes due to ever increasing usage and bad weather. We have never had the money to do a proper job, so we have regularly had to "patch" it. After much research the most affordable solution for us was cement stabilisation by MP & KM Golding Road Reclamation Services who have also done extensive work for both the Forestry Commission and the National Trust.  A very generous donation of £15,000 from The Hornbeams Society funded most of the £18,000 (incl VAT) cost of cement stabilisation of the drive which is expected to have a lifespan of at least 15 years and will [...]

By |June 25 2017|Categories: News|

Save The Date – Our Cirque du Soir Charity Ball on 4th November 2017

We would be delighted if you would join us for our 10th  Annual Charity Ball at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel on 4th November 2017 to raise funds for Digswell Place Group RDA. This is fantastic evening with great food, fun entertainment and lively music so please SAVE THE DATE and email or ring us to let us know you are coming - contact details on the poster link below. To make a donation via MyDonate please follow this link: Ball Donation   Please click here for more details:  Cirque du Soir Charity Ball 2017   

By |June 20 2017|Categories: Events|

Gold Star to the Black Horse Asset Finance Team

Black Horse Painting Team 2017 ! A huge thank you must go to the fabulous team from Black Horse Asset Finance who have visited us for the third year running on their "volunteering day". Once again the team were blessed with wonderful weather and spent the day putting a second coat of Sadolin on our new field shelters in order to protect them from all weathers and ensure that they last us a very long time ! We are also extremely grateful to Black Horse Asset Finance for donating £150.00 towards the cost of the materials which were supplied by Crown Decorators Centre, Welwyn Garden City  at a very generous discount courtesy of Richard ! Painting With Ponies [...]

By |May 31 2017|Categories: News|

Huge thank you to St Albans School

Congratulations and enormous thanks to St Albans school who raised a fabulous £1187 for us at their mufti day. We are going to allocate their donations to very important pasture maintenance (aerating, harrowing, top dressing, fertilising, seeding and rolling) which has cost £1027.77. By taking good care of our fields we ensure that we have good quality nutritious grazing for our lovely horses and ponies which in turn keeps them happy and healthy. THANK YOU !  

By |May 22 2017|Categories: News|
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