Handout 5 - Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled
Handout 5 - Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled
8 MEMBERSHIP A membership fee of £5 is currently offered to all newcomers who wish to become volunteers to help the charity to develop. As a volunteer you will be required to turn out and assist at least five times per year. Membership for persons with a disability is also available at £5, this gives them priority over non members when booking a drive. Charges: A fee of £10 per 25 minute session is charged per person. A FREE Taster Session is offered to persons with disabilities to allow them and us to assess if Carriage Driving is 4 them. A member group of the RDA COMMITTEE MEMBERS: FOR INFORMATION OR BOOKING A DRIVE CONTACT: Ms Janet Thommeny. Hon. Sec. 23 Berrywoods Avenue Douglas Isle of Man IM2 7DA Phone: 07624 497833 [email protected] CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIR SECRETARY TREASURER ORGANISER Arne Dahn David Rawnsley Janet Thommeny Hilary MacFarlane Mo Sherring COMMITTEE Margot Dahn Liz Lilley Diane Dale Linda Kneale WHATS ON IN 2015 All sessions are at Ballavartyn Equestrian Centre, Santon DRIVING SESSIONS: . Friday May 1st Friday May 8th Friday May 15th Friday May 22nd Friday May 29th 1400 to 1600 (Disabled Drivers) 1400 to 1600 1200 to 1400 1200 to 1400 1200 to 1400 Indoor Arena 17th to 19th July TT COURSE CARRIAGE DRIVE TBC MANX REG. CHARITY 1172 WE AIM TO MAKE THE WHEELS GO ROUND! INFORMATION SHEET 5 - MAY 2015 2 7 Our Drivers OUR WISH LIST FOR THE FUTURE DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIP Appleby (Isle of Man) LLC A RDA Pony A set of Specialised Reins Hard Hats for clients Grooming Kit . Ballavartyn Equestrian Centre Ken & Saskia Blaymire IOM Charity Committee Every Day requirements include: Livery Farrier services Vet Care Plan Members of the Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled, drivers and volunteers, thank you all for your very generous financial support and equipment gifted to us. John & Stephanie Bateson Elizabeth Clucas Charitable Trust Linda Kneale & Di Dale Mrs Nancy Blackburn Peel Charity Shop Rhenab Equestrian Nicola Pimlett-Quayle . Society for the Preservation of the Manx Countryside and Environment Mr Lowey LIZZIE KINRADE Microgaming Health and Care Trust HSBC 6 3 Why Carriage Driving Carriage Driving is open to all, and is particularly useful for people who can no longer ride due to disability or prefer a different kind of challenge. Carriage Driving gives those who are unable to mount a horse the opportunity to experience the fun and enjoyment of equestrian activities. All Driving sessions are conducted under the supervision of a experienced Whip, that’s the Driver! Carriage Driving allows participants a feeling of independence which can increase their levels of self esteem and confidence and offers:- 12 Same benefits as riding: Improved co-ordination Improved muscle power Improved balance Relaxation through rhythmic movement Being out in the open air in summer Winter time is indoors The Little Shop with a BIG Heart at Farmhill BERTIE JOEY Non-physical benefits: Decision making Making friends Achievement Self confidence Having fun! Carriage Drivers progress in the same way as riders. Drivers can take proficiency tests to increase and demonstrate their ability and knowledge. They can join the RDA and compete in RDA and Shows that have disabled classes. Some drivers progress outside of RDA and attend training days and compete internationally. The raffle is under way at Farmhill Stores organised by Annette and Nicki. For this raffle they have a horse hospital, a neighing Woody horse which walks and talks and a lovely knitted hat. Tickets are 50p each. The draw will be held on April 30th. So please drop by Farmhill Stores to get your tickets before the 30th April. of our volunteers attended a three hour course on Saturday 11th April between 2pm and 5pm. This means that more than 50% of our volunteer force are now qualified First Aiders which is a very healthy position to be in. 4 5 SPONSORSHIP RECEIPT:- MANX CARRIAGE DRIVING 4 DISABLED riving Sessions held on the 17th and 24th April were carried out with only one outfit, David and Bertie plus volunteers who were not off Island. D Both sessions were of 3 hours FUNDRAISING IDEAS L ater in the year, July time, David Rawnsley will be driving his dray and pair around the TT Course over a long weekend, 16th to 19th July. More info next month! But first: Friends of the Charity are taking part in the Parish Walk this year and they will require a support team. Sponsorship forms are available from Janet our Secretary. W DONATIONS Bertie Bassett would be pleased to keep you informed by newsletter of how the charity is developing and progressing. We appreciate that for some, time is a precious commodity and that a donation enables the individual to support their chosen charity and feel included. Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled welcomes this SUPPORT! Many thanks for your generous sponsorship for 'BERTIE' our carriage driving pony Received the sum of £........... with grateful thanks ----------------------------------------------------------------on behalf of MANX CARRIAGE DRIVING 4 DISABLED* charity 1172 duration involving a total of 5 disabled drivers. The sessions were well managed by our volunteers with the time keeping being spot on! PHOTOGRAPHS: Copies of any photographs seen in this leaflet can be obtained as an e-mail or print by contacting Arne: e-mail: [email protected] GIFT VOUCHERS: Gift vouchers are available from charity Secretary Janet: Phone: 07624 497833 e-mail: [email protected] e will also be engaging in Bag Packing. Shoprite Peel on the 20th December, We await times for this. About 12 volunteers will be required on the day! T hese events are of course to raise funds for our Charity to enable us to provide more opportunities for more disabled drivers to enjoy carriage driving. Needless to say we require as many volunteers as we can get to assist with preparations before and during these events. The committee are always looking at ways of fundraising, should you have any ideas we would love to hear about them.
Handout 11 - Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled
The event will also include the 'official' presentation of a new carriage donated by an IOM corporate, and used to provide drives for our increasing number of enthusiastic disabled members. Light r...More information