Once again we were invited to Wynnstay Oswestry Open Day and for a second time we chose to run a tombola.
Riding Club members were very generous with all the gifts they gave and we thank you all so much for your generosity.
We had a slow start to the day with our tombola and then in the afternoon it became very busy.
A team of members gave their time to help out and we all had a lot of fun.
Most of the prizes were won and at the end of the day we just had a few left for next year.
Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day and to everyone who supported us.
The good news is that we raised £200.00 from the tombola to which I added £100.00 from goods which I had been selling for the Brooke – so £300.00 was sent to the Brooke to support the good work they do with horses, donkeys and mules.
Wynnstay Farmers in Oswestry offered VVRC a stall at their Open Day in October and they suggested that we raised money for a charity of our choice. Committee chose to support Brooke which provides veterinary treatment to hard working horses, donkeys and mules in the poorest parts of the world and we decided to organise a tombola.
We were delighted with the response from our members when asked for donations and scores of items arrived for our stall. The top prize was a body massage with one of our members, Vicki Luxmoore who is a Sports Massage Therapist.
Riding Club operated a rota of two hour shifts with two members on each session. It worked wonderfully well with lots of members popping in to support us and we all thoroughly enjoyed the day.
The good news is that we raised £150.00 for Brooke.
Thank you to everyone who gave gifts for the tombola and supported us and of course a huge thank you is due to our shift workers.
Brooke sent me banners and leaflets to hand out and a box of Brooke pens to sell. I still have some of these pens left and hopefully will be able to sell them all at events during the spring and summer. So if you see me with a bag of pens do please come and buy one.
Thank you, Anne