Pegasus RDA is a Not For Profit charity, reliant on donations and grants.
You can donate to our charity here or by visiting https://mydonate.bt.com/login.html
Each year we require a minimum of £6000 in order to run 3 half hour sessions a week, accommodating up to 12 participants per week. In addition we need funds to buy essential equipment such as riding hats and pay for training for our volunteers.
In addition to our basic running costs we are looking for donations and grants to enhance the experience and opportunities we provide.
In 2018 we are raising money to fund a number of vital schemes including improvements to our host yard to improve wheelchair access and funding to buy and pay for the upkeep of our own pony. The first table below shows our current fundraising targets. The second table gives you an idea of ongoing RDA costs and what your contribution can buy.
Thanks to Cheshire Community Foundation for donating £800 in 2017 to purchase our first rider and volunteer polo-shirts. This has enabled us to look like a team and be easily recognised on the yard and at external events.
Thanks to Tesco Bags of Help for a grant of £4000 for the upkeep of our own pony. This will be used in 2018 once we have found a suitable pony to meet our group’s needs.
Current fundraising goals
|Disabled accessible toilet||Our new venue doesn’t have a wheelchair accessible toilet, this is one of our key fundraising needs for 2018||£500 (estimate)||One-off cost|
|Wheelchair ramp for cafe and meeting area||Our new venue requires a custom built ramp to enable wheelchair access to the café, viewing area and toilet||£2000 (estimate)||One-off cost|
|Mounting block||We require a large plastic mounting block to ensure safety of riders and volunteers when mounting. RDA North-West are contributing £300 but we need to fund the rest||£390||One-off cost|
|Rider subsidy||We currently charge £11 per session but we would like funding to waive this.||£6000||Per annum|
|Group saddle-cloths||Saddle cloths with the Pegasus logo for competitions, publicity and a sense of team||£50 each||Replace every few years|
|DBS checks for volunteers||Every volunteer has to undergo a DBS check at a cost of £8 per person. These have to be renewed every 3 years.||£200||Annual cost for 25 checks|
|Grooming kit||We need our own grooming kits!||£60||One-off cost for 2 kits|
|Volunteer training days||Attendance for volunteers at RDA training days and conferences||£200||Annual costs|
What does your donation buy?
|Volunteer polo shirt||£10|
|A pair of ladder reins||£50|
|I pair of safety stirrup toe-caps||£40|
|A pair of coloured reins||£20|
|Regional show costs||£600|
|First aid training course||£85|
|Safeguarding training course||£50|
|Coach training day||£50|
|Subsidy for one rider for a year||£495|
|Hoist for a non-weight bearing rider||£2000|