Oliver Wight donates horse to Riding for the Disabled Association

12 August 2016 Consultancy.uk

Oliver Wight has donated a well-tempered and well-statured horse to the Riding for the Disabled Association. The mare, which made her entrance during a royal visit from HRH The Princess Royal, the President of the RDA, provides disabled adults with a comfortable riding companion.

The Riding for the Disabled Association was officially formed in 1969 to provide people with disabilities an opportunity to go horse riding or carriage driving as a form of therapy. The charity has grown considerably in the intervening years and has been supported by patron HRH The Princess Anne. Today it has more than 18,000 volunteers across 500 groups: 28,000 riders, drivers and vaulters and more than 3,200 horses. It has a modest income of £1.8 million, money which goes towards three main focus areas. The first is group support, development of therapy, holidays, resources and grants to groups. The second is coaching training, carriage driving development, National Championships and developing new areas. The third is Education programme, volunteer support and participant support.

Oliver Wight donates horse to Riding for the Disabled Association

Early this month the new addition to the RDA, a horse named Willow, was donated by the Oliver Wight team to the RDA at Lowland farm in Warwickshire. The team was present when Willow made her entrance at Lowland farm, at which HRH The Princess Royal and the President of the RDA were present. The firm decided to donate a horse due to its long relationship with the RDA, in which it came to light that finding well-tempered and of adequate stature equines is no easy feat for the charity organisation.

Sal Atkinson, Fundraising Manager at the RDA, says that the organisation is “grateful” to Oliver Wight for their continued support for the RDA. Atkinson further adds, “For the past four years their sponsorship of the main marquee at our National Championship has made a massive difference to the event and the quality of experience we provide to competitors and their families. Their latest donation shows their understanding of the challenges faced by many of our groups as they struggle to find suitable horses for adult riders. Willow will be a great addition to Lowlands Farm – and she is sure to be a big hit with the group’s riders.”

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SEO Travel has been helping travel companies improve their online presence since 2011. The firm works with a wide range of global travel brands who it helps develop brand visibility online through SEO, social media, PR and other techniques. Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, the firm works to create engaging campaigns that increase brand awareness and drive more business and sales in a sustainable way.

The professional services firm has announced that as of the 21st of March, it will be offering these services to small travel businesses as part of a charity fundraising drive. The session will last 12 hours straight, and offers the chance for a 30-minute session, which travel companies can sign up for at the SEO Travel website. The marathon session will help small travel businesses which wouldn’t usually be able to afford a respectable and trustworthy agency’s advice.

Travel firm hosts consultancy marathon to raise money for charity

As well as helping small businesses, the event is also being used as an opportunity to raise money for charity, with SEO Travel donating to Tanzanian safari charity ‘Care with a View’ for each person that signs up, as well as asking businesses taking part to make a small donation of £10 themselves. The event will run from 8am to 8pm UK and is open to anyone around the world.

It will run by SEO Travel founder Tom McLoughlin, bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. He explained, “I’ve got the team here on standby to order pizzas and bring me Tangfastics on demand throughout the day!”

According to Mcloughlin, while there is a lot of marketing advice on the internet, the volume of information is so high that it's impossible for small firms to tell what will help and what will hurt their company. He concluded, “With the ‘Charity Travel Marketingathon Bonanza’ we want to take away the part of not knowing so these businesses can go away with clear, actionable tactics that will help grow their business.”

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