As a registered charity, the Perry Group is a non-profit making organisation. However, the need for financial support is continual. Expenses seem to be never-ending and always higher than expected e.g. shoeing, feeding the ponies, vets bills, horse dentist, bedding and grazing.
It's only when you greet your first wheelchair user that you realise that the bumpy and uneven surfaces that make up the access drive to the rutted fields are not acceptable or adequate. It's then that you enter the realms of hard-standings, tarmac or concrete roads, all-weather working surfaces, car and bus parking areas, wheelchair access to toilets, tackrooms, mounting blocks and stables.
Equipment accounts for a high proportion of costs in the form of riding helmets, saddles (designed for disabled riders), bridles, harness, protective clothing, rugs, trotting poles, jump supports, buckets, lead reins, brushes, wheel barrows etc etc
Oh, I almost forgot - a fully equipped carriage costs £5,000
I'm sure that you now see the need for fund-raising, and to think that all we wanted to do was give a few pony rides!
If you feel that you could help in any way, please contact Jane Barker with either a pledge of your time, a donation of goods or a sum of money however large or small.
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Fund Raising For 2011
Fantastic weather for the annual sponsored ride across the Nesscliff Hills. Wonderful turn out from 12 riders, lots of willing volunteers and 4 willing horses and ponies. The Group raised over £800 and a good time was had by all. Result!
Hall Farm Plant Sale some time in September.
The Shropshire Parent and Carer Council Perry RDA Group Taster Day
On Wednesday 2nd September the Shropshire Parent and Carer Council (PACC) hosted a taster day at the Perry RDA Group. The day offered 24 children with disabilities or additional needs and their parents/carers a chance to be introduced to the horses at the Perry Group, learn about horse care, experience carriage driving and to practice some equestrian vaulting moves on horseback. Parents and carers had a great time watching their children participate and talking to other families.
The Perry Group offers a full programme of activities. The riding based therapy provides an opportunity to develop communication, co-ordination and confidence of the rider. For more details about the Perry RDA Group please feel free to contact us directly.
For more details about PACC see www.paccshropshire.org.uk
Fund-raising days - 17th July 2010
Over 100 adults and children celebrated a wonderful summer afternoon at the Perry Group on Sunday 17th July 2010. There were activities for the children, fantastic home made cakes to buy to take home and also to eat sitting down with a cup of tea. Volunteers brought a marquee, chairs, tables, helped with car parking, serving teas, selling raffle and tombola tickets. Hopefully everyone has been thanked personally, apologies if you have not but it is thanks to everyone that the day was as great a success as it was.
Sponsored Ride - 13th August 2010
This event was a huge success, enjoyed by approximately 200 spectators, and raised over £3,000 for the Group and the new centre. This very well supported event included a demonstration by the English Vaulting Squad with Julie McNally - see the vaulting page for more information.
This event was a huge success, enjoyed by approximately 200 spectators, and raised over £3,000 for the Group and the new centre.
This very well supported event included a demonstration by the English Vaulting Squad with Julie McNally - see the vaulting page for more information.
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