Thanksgiving: Volunteering at RDA Newbury

Hey my lovelies! Welcome back my blog, happy thanksgiving – belated as you will be reading this day after thanksgiving. 

Thanksgiving is a time to show our thanks and I think to help those in need and that’s what myself and 17 other work colleagues did on thanksgiving day. I would like to introduce a UK charity to you, it’s called Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). 

RDA incorporating carriage driving is dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of horse riding, carriage driving and vaulting. Through a network of 500 volunteer groups throughout the uk, RDA provides opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment, improving health, well being and self-confidence, and benefiting mobility and co-ordination. 

When I read this people in there newsletter I was very moved and happy I was there to help in a small way. 

So before joining the company I work for I had never heard of RDA but I am glad I have been given this opportunity to be involved with this charity. So our tasks for the day included but not limited to – 
* Painting
* Sweeping the grounds
* Cutting up logs and taking to the bon-fire 
* cutting the shrubs 

It was a fun day, we worked as a team. The weather was miserable but it was not raining so that was a plus. The hosts were incredible, fun, caring and open. 
I am very happy to have spent my thanksgiving day giving something back to the community and getting involved in a very very good cause. 
If you would like to support this wonderful charity please visit: www.rda.org.uk.

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