Donation Policy

The Cavalier Centre will be entirely funded by donations

We no longer ask or receive any payment for providing any of our services, activities or for the use of any of the facilities at the centre.

Participants will be encouraged to donate whatever they consider appropriate to support operating costs of the charity at the centre, but participation will not be restricted by donation.

The charity

The Cavalier Centre is a designated centre for the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), and the home of the Perry RDA Ltd, a charity registered with Charity Commission (charity no 1163030) and one of 600 RDA groups throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland… providing people with disabilities with the opportunity to improve their physical and mental well being through education and fun with horses.

The Cavalier Centre facilities

Purpose  built facilities for the provision of equine services and activities as well as a local community hub. With one of the primary objectives of providing a centre of excellence for therapeutic riding, vaulting, hippotherapy and carriage driving both to a full age spectrum and range of disabilities and needs. The Cavalier Centre has an indoor arena 70m x 30m, an outdoor arena, an all-weather track, and a dedicated indoor space for the hosting of local community activities.

The vision

Jane Barker, the founder of Perry RDA, and the other trustees had the vision to provide a centre of excellence for the delivery of its RDA activities as well as create a hub for the benefit of the local community;  all operating 7 days a week, including evenings… however this will substantially increase the investment in the finances and resources required by our charity to create a successful centre and maximize the benefits for the RDA.

The purpose

The trustees will always give priority to disabled participants under the provision of its Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) obligations. The trustees have carefully considered the best way to financially support the charity and benefit those participants as well as successfully deliver its core aims at the new centre. As such the trustees concluded it is essential, they seek income from external sources to support the running costs of the centre. The centre will be made available to include participation from everyone whether disabled or otherwise; including individuals, riding groups, companies, organisations and community bodies who may wish to partake in the equine services and activities or use the general facilities available at the centre.

The new donations policy for the funding at the Cavalier Centre will commence immediately when the new centre opens.

Perry RDA Limited – Board of Trustees

March 2019

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