Volunteer Drive – summer 2022

Volunteer Drive – summer 2022

Uncategorized, Volunteering
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK is Mon 9 May to Sun 15 - to explore the experience of loneliness, its effect on our mental health and how we can all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities. We believer our supportive environment can help many more people with all kinds of social anxieties. We want to try and help!As you may know, Holme Lacy is home to up to ten RDA horses, a range of dedicated volunteers and two staff. Everyone is trained and qualified to deliver the best possible riding experiences - based on user needs, personal ambitions and therapeutic goals. VOLUNTEERS ARE KEY TO OUR DELIVERYDemand is currently outstripping supply for our range of therapies, so we have initiated a recruitment drive for new VOLUNTEERS- help with…
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New! Supporter meetups: first Weds of month, 12-3pm

New! Supporter meetups: first Weds of month, 12-3pm

Events, Horses, Volunteering
Now summer is coming we'd love to see more of you - come back in person to chat about our activities at Holme Lacy, so that we can help supporters to self manage a couple of mini project plans around our upcoming fundraising. We'd like to welcome everyone on a regular day and time, so this can also double up as a drop in for other visitors who could like a chat with everyone. We suggest the first Wednesday of the month, 12 til 3pm: 90 minutes structured + 90 minutes for guests to improvise or drop in Lets all share ideas for activities to raise money / plan events / welcome pony sponsors and any new volunteer drop ins to find out what we do! FIRST 3 DATES: Wed…
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Easter Fun Day:

Easter Fun Day:

Volunteering
HEREFORDSHIRE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED at Hintons, Leominster 10am - 3pm on Saturday 16 April 2022 Hintons Country and Garden in Leominster are hosting an Easter Fun Day for all the family this Easter Saturday, 16 April from 10am - 3pm. The event is free, although donations are encouraged for participating charities. Lambs, chicks and a pony will be on site. Fun activities include a Draw the Easter Bunny Competition, Treasure Hunt,  Face Painting, Plant a Sunflower, Pet Photography, Hintons Raffle, special shopping discounts and more … Herefordshire Riding for the Disabled (HRDA) are attending alongside Herefordshire Wildlife Trust, Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue, RSPB, Herefordshire Wildlife Rescue and Pets As Therapy.   In line with growth planning for national RDA groups, HRDA is recruiting volunteers to build the team…
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SPRING 2022 NEWSLETTER

SPRING 2022 NEWSLETTER

communication, Horses, Uncategorized, Volunteering
Give us a nudge if you haven't yet seen our latest newslettter! We are expanding the outreach and welcome new readers. Inside, you will find volunteer event news, donor updates and our new services and schedules for classes like our new HORSE CARE weekly sessions, or specialised HIPPOTHERAPY support with a visiting physio, Vicky Fudge (applications to book for these are via admin@rdahereford.org). This issue also plugs our team of #HRDAtalent22 -with the riders and volunteer awards for exceptional dedication - well done everyone.
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Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training

Volunteering
We started the first week of the New Year with all our volunteers being introduced to the new members of our herd and undergoing some "refresher" training. On this session, Jelly was the patient "guinea pig" whilst the correct way to assist the Instructor to mount was demonstrated. We also used this opportunity to help Tintin in his training to overcome his apprehension of crowds - he looks pretty chilled out to us! We will be holding our next volunteer training session Wednesday 19th February 9.30 to 12pm. The topic will be Deaf Awareness. Please contact the office to book your place.
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