Registered Charity Number 1074411 Woodchurch Driving Group RDA info@rdawoodchurch.co.uk

Lockdown News

Read about what some of us have been getting up too during lockdown.

Furloughed Ponies

Our Ponies are enjoying some time off

TO ALL OUR MEMBERS, SUPPORTERS AND VOLUNTEERS

Thank you for making our Group so successful

News & Events

WOODCHURCH DRIVING GROUP VOLUNTEER WINS NATIONAL AWARD

WOODCHURCH DRIVING GROUP VOLUNTEER WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Volunteer and RDA Coach Helen Kendrick has been awarded the RDA National  "Dudley Smith Award” for her contribution and commitment to the group. In making the award the national committee is looking for volunteers who have gone beyond what might be normally...

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Virtual Art Competition for Volunteers

Virtual Art Competition for Volunteers

Here are the results of the above competition, some truly talented work. The winning entries and all the exhibits are displayed below So that all volunteers were free to enter judging was done by the lovely ladies who run the West End House Art  Gallery in Smarden,...

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RDA Drivers “LOCKDOWN” VIRTUAL ART COMPETITION

RDA Drivers “LOCKDOWN” VIRTUAL ART COMPETITION

RDA Drivers “LOCKDOWN" VIRTUAL ART COMPETITION CONGRATULATIONS During the summer the Drivers from both our Monday and Wednesday Groups were set a challenge to enter a 'Virtual Art Competition' similar to the real one held every summer during our Fun Day activities,...

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Support us on Amazon Smile

Support us on Amazon Smile

Click on the button below to be taken to AmazonSmile, Log in with your Amazon account and raise funds for us when you shop! What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and...

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News from Susi Anderson (Group Organiser)

News from Susi Anderson (Group Organiser)

Although the RDA ponies have been furloughed since mid April, I have continued to keep Hector ticking over. After lockdown we stopped all riding and driving in line with advice and any exercise was done in hand only. After a week’s rest and a replacement lost shoe we...

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50 club Draw

50 club Draw

09.09.20 1st  Carole M      £72.50 2nd  Susanna S    £36.25 3rd  Hazel R         £18.13 4th  John U         £18.13 (sorry for the delay)

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RDA Resilience Campaign

RDA Resilience Campaign

OTHERS ARE NOT SO LUCKY! Many groups across the country are facing immediate closure due to lack of funds, a situation course by COVID - 19 RDA Resilience Campaign RDA Resilience Fund: Is a nationwide fundraising campaign, which has been launched by RDA UK to help all...

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GREETINGS from the MAYOR of ASHFORD

GREETINGS from the MAYOR of ASHFORD

Cllr Jenny Webb has sent her best wishes to the Group and offers her continued support during these challenging times. Throughout her tenure as Mayor Cllr Webb has continually supported the group by attending our Fun Days and by participating in the Adopt-a-Pony...

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Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week

The 'Woodchurch Driving Group' Trustees and Committee members would like to send  their sincere thanks to all the group volunteers for your continued commitment and support upon which the  success of the group is dependent. Thank you to those  who have...

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Press Release

Press Release

Following the recent guidelines issued from RDA National and after careful consideration the Trustees of Woodchurch Driving Group RDA have made the decision to postpone the start of the season for the foreseeable future. This was a difficult decision  as we...

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50 Club Results & AGM News

50 Club Results & AGM News

Results of 50 Club draw at AGM: 1st prize   - £66.25 - Helen K 2nd prize  -  £33.12  Jen R 3rd prize  - £16.57  -  Jenny M 4th prize -  £16.57  -  Kaara G Volunteer of the Year 2019 was Team XR - Jacqui...

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Volunteers Needed

Join us
and make a difference for WOODCHURCH DRIVING GROUP RDA
Little Tiffenden, Redbrook Street Woodchurch.TN26 3QU
Our volunteers help adults with physical and/or learning difficulties to Carriage Drive for therapy, achievement and fun.

Whatever your skills, you have something to offer. Please contact us to find out more.

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Baldwins Travel Tenterden

Baldwins Travel Tenterden

Baldwins Travel in Tenterden have chosen us as their charity and will have collection boxes in their shop. Thank you to them and for any Donations. Baldwins Travel Group is an award-winning travel agent in Kent and Sussex, recognised by the travel industry as the...

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2020 Chosen Charity of the Year

2020 Chosen Charity of the Year

    RDA Woodchurch are delighted to announce we have been chosen by Milbourn Equine Vets as one of their chosen charities for 2020. We would like to say a big thank you to them for choosing us . "Milbourn Equine Vets said: "We are a long standing equine...

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Now for something a bit different. Brain training until we can get going again.
Play along to see how much you know or remember.
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Now for something a bit different. Brain training until we can get going again.
Play along to see how much you know or remember.

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Pat Sowerby. Many of you will remember him imparting his knowledge when he so kindly helped our drivers for many years. Our thoughts are with his wife Jenny. ... See MoreSee Less

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That is such sad news. Our thoughts are with Jenny . Xx

Such sad news. Pat gave so much help and inspiration to our drivers. His time and devotion was exceptional, a very special man. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with you Jenny at this sad time. xx

Sad news, he was so helpful and inspirational.....and had a wicked sense of humour. We were lucky he shared so much time and experience with us.

Sad news a wonderful person so knowledgeable my thoughts are with his family and friends x

Oh no. I've known Pat for years. I've helped him on and off over many years with his ponies. This is so sad 😞 😥

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CONGRATULATIONS
Well done Helen on your Dudley Smith Award.
Very well deserved.
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CONGRATULATIONS 
Well done Helen on your Dudley Smith Award. 
Very well deserved.

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Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

Well done Helen. XX

Congratulations Helen, very well deserved!

Thank you very much. 😁 x

Super and well done, A framing project coming up ?

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Happy New Year to all our friends and fans. Hoping to see you all in 2021. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy new year... 🤞 you get back on track this year so we can see George winston and teddy doing their stuff xxx

We are hoping to be back too🤞🏻happy new year xx

Fireworks! Thank you. Happy New Year to all.

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Due to COVID-19 we have been unable to fundraise as usual to help with the upkeep of our ponies. We have various ways that you could help us. Adopt a Pony, purchase a ticket for 2 draws for the 50 Club or simply donate. If you can help us please click a button below. Many thanks in advance for your support. 😀