Contrary to popular belief, RDA groups do not receive any running costs from RDA National and instead must pay them for Group Membership and Insurance.  Therefore we do all our own fundraising to cover our running costs, which also includes the hire of our indoor school/ponies.  Over the past few years, the vast majority of money raised has been through the friends and families of the volunteers who already give up their time each week to run SAMBER.

 

Previously, our volunteers have run marathons, half-marathons, taken part in Swimathons and on RDA’s 40th Birthday, one volunteer even jumped out of a plane and helped raise money for both SAMBER and the RDA National Office.  We get creative; knitting and baking goods to sell at various Christmas Fairs which have proved to be both successful and a fun day out for the volunteers in attendance.  We have hosted Race Nights and our very popular Quiz Nights, which have now become an eagerly-anticipated annual event! 

 

SAMBER has also been fortunate enough to have been supported by the Waitrose Community Matters Scheme and was supported by the Goldsworth Park Branch as well as the Soroptimist International Woking Division.  We are also very grateful to the Kingston Ex-Table Group who kindly agreed to support us through tough times and with their help we were able to purchase a new mounting block which was an absolute necessity.

 

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In October 2016 we entered a SAMBER Team (Vikki, Sue, Jan, Pennie and her daughter Sam, plus Pennie’s friends Ann & Mavis) to compete in the Woking Rotary Club Swimathon and completed 137 lengths!!  

 

 

 

 

In 2017 the Woking Lions donated money for a sheepskin saddle and some new rainbow reins which are just fabulous for our riders.  

 

 

 

 

 

Also in 2017, the Hoebridge Golf Club chose us as one of their chosen charities and hosted lots of fundraising events throughout the year.  In November they presented us with a huge cheque which will hopefully go towards a second sheepskin saddle and will keep SAMBER running for the foreseeable future – we are incredibly grateful for their generosity.  You can see more info on our
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On Friday 27th April 2018,  SAMBER was  lucky enough to be selected as a nominated charity for the rescheduled Quiz Night being held at the Hanger’s Cafe, Fairoaks Airport, in Chobham.  A total of £112.91 was raised which we put to good use to take some of our oldest children to the Regional Challenge Day in May, where they were able to compete against other RDA Groups!  Thank you to everyone involved!  
You can see pictures from the Regional Challenge Day here!

 

Most recently, the Trefoil Guild has chosen to support the RDA in 2018.  We are very grateful to the Goldsworth Park branch who are also supporting SAMBER as their local RDA Group.  

Thank you to everyone who has supported SAMBER recently – we really couldn’t keep going without you.
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If you are able to donate any money or items that we could use, sell or barter, please contact
Penny King

Our Registered Charity Number is: 1074208

We would be sincerely grateful for all your help.  Thank you.