RDA Gala Awards Dinner, Wednesday 2 October 2013
The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Gala Awards Dinner will take place at Plaisterers’ Hall, London on 2 October 2013 with special guest Clare Balding.
“We are thrilled that Clare is joining us for our evening of celebration”, said Sally Atkinson, RDA Fundraising and Events Manager “The outstanding achievements of RDA participants, volunteers and business partners will be acknowledged during the presentation of new awards – giving us the chance to thank those who make what we do possible.”
RDA President’s Club Member, Event Organiser and former international show-jumper, Dame Emma Jane Brown, is working with the team at RDA to promote the event which will also include a fundraising auction.
“RDA is a charity very close to my heart”, said Emma Jane “The organisation provides magnificent, life-changing opportunities. I am so proud to be involved with them and to be working with the RDA Team on this prestigious event.”
Tickets can be reserved from RDA National Office at £130 each and sponsorship opportunities are available for the Awards, Tables, the Drinks Reception and other items. Find out more at www.rda.org.uk
About Riding for the Disabled Association
Riding for the Disabled Association Incorporating Carriage Driving (RDA) is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of horse riding and carriage driving. Through a network of 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK, RDA provides opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment, improving health, wellbeing and self-confidence, and benefiting mobility and co-ordination.
• RDA brings together 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK
• More than 28,000 adults and children enjoy the benefits of riding or carriage driving
• Each year more than 18,000 dedicated volunteers give a total of more than 3.5 million hours of their time
• RDA is a member of the British Equestrian Federation (BEF)
RDA is reliant on voluntary help and voluntary donations to deliver its services. www.rda.org.uk RDA is a charity registered (No: 244108) Scotland (No: SC039473)
Emma Jane Brown became a top class international show-jumper following her training with the late and highly-respected Caroline Bradley. Emma then joined the celebrated Everest team under the tutelage Ted and Liz Edgar. In 1984 aged 20 she won the Ladies National Championship of Great Britain. Emma’s successes include the Foxhunter Championship on her world famous horse Oyster, The Queen Elizabeth II Cup, the World Cup qualifier at the American Fall Circuit and Ladies National Championship of GB in 1995 and 1996 .
Since her retirement from show-jumping, Emma has worked on radio, as a commentator for both Sky Sports and Eurosport and contributor to a lifestyle magazine covering all equestrian disciplines. For her services to charity in Malta, which included teaching equestrianism there, Emma was recently honoured with a Knighthood.
Sally Atkinson Fundraising and Events Manager
Riding for the Disabled Association Direct Tel 01926 405 975
Join special guest Clare Balding at the RDA Gala Awards Dinner 2 October 2013.
Book your tickets now! www.rda.org.uk/2013/gala-dinner