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Ed Bracher is running the London Marathon

Ed Bracher, CEO of RDA, is running the London Marathon in Oct 2021 to raise funds for the RDA Grants to Group Programme - which will support groups change, flex, innovate, or grow in order to be resilient and sustainable during and post COVID-19.
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Event: London Marathon 2021, on 3 October 2021
Closed on 01/05/2023
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Ed Bracher, RDAs' CEO, is running the London Marathon to raise funds for RDA Groups.

****Thank you so much for sponsoring me to run the London Marathon. Training had been going really well, and I havent felt this fit for ages, and then incredibly frustratingly, physics has overcome determination and my knee has decided to stop working. For those of you who understand these things, I have torn my meniscus (not uncommon), but it means rest and not the additional stress that I would need to put it under over the next few weeks. So, I have delayed my place to next years Marathon. Im going to spend the next 3 months making sure this is a realistic option and will decide before Christmas if so. I hope it is, but if not, rest assured I will find another way to challenge myself and I will let you know before the end of this year. *****

During these challenging and uncertain times RDA UK has remained committed to supporting our community of 18,000 volunteers, 25,000 disabled children, young people and adults and 62,500 carers and families across the UK. We are continuing our commitment to our groups through the Grants to Group Programme to ensure that RDAs 500 groups are able to:

- Recover from COVID-19;

- Continue to empower our disabled riders, families and volunteers;

- Respond to our communities needs and ensure their health and wellbeing.

From the closure of groups to reopening within social distancing restrictions, RDA has had to adapt and thrive in order to ensure we continue to support our beneficiaries. RDA UK has supported this process by providing Grants to RDA Groups that have been utilised to deliver innovative and adapted services, buy equipment or to cover core costs to ensure a group remains open.

RDA UK needs to continue to help its Groups with support through grants, during these difficult times, and we need to raise the funds to do so.

So join in and support Ed, who has chosen to run the London Marathon this year to raise funds for the Grants to Groups programme.

The last year has been particularly tough on disabled people and organisations like RDA that support them. We are still able to be fully operational and support all the people we could and I want to do something to help this forward and to directly support our fantastic network of Groups and volunteers. - Ed Bracher

Groups will be able to apply for activities that enable them to change, flex, innovate, or grow in order to be resilient and sustainable during and post COVID-19.

Every donation counts;

- £10 can contribute to a grant for groups to buy hand sanitizers to ensure riders and volunteers are COVID-19 safe whilst riding.

- £50 towards the grant pot can help our groups buy equipment to adapt their activities so they can continue to deliver activities to our disabled riders.

- £100 can support the on-going costs of caring for a horse from feed, to vets and farrier costs.

Your support will ensure we are helping as many groups as possible remain open and we are here tomorrow and the services we deliver, which cannot be accessed anywhere else, continue to have a huge positive impact on the physical and mental wellbeing of 25,000 disabled children, young people and adults, 18,000 volunteers and 62,500 carers and families across the UK.

Thank you in advance for your donation that will make a difference and ensure the future of the RDA community.

About the charity

RDA are dedicated to improving the lives of 20,000 children & adults with disabilities by spending time with horses, at over 400 groups all over the UK. Our beneficiaries experience significant improvements in physical & mental wellbeing, communication skills, relationship building & confidence.

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