Wellesbourne and Shakespeare Lions are very pleased that you joined our 2017 raft race held on Sunday, 23 July and is the 41st running of this event which has raised around £750,000 during this period. The weather was kind and the river was running very quickly which meant that the first F1 raft home was only a minute off the race record time of 1 hr 7 mins, a fantastic achievement.
The Lions would like to offer a massive thank you to all our rafters and helpers for supporting us in this event and hope that RDA will benefit greatly from all of our efforts.
This year our main beneficiary is Riding for the Disabled (RDA) based in Warwick, and with your generous help we are aiming to raise over £10,000 to help to fund items to be used in a new centre of excellence to be constructed in Shrewley.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities through horse riding and carriage driving. Through a network of around 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK, RDA provides opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment, improving health, wellbeing and self-confidence, and benefiting mobility and co-ordination.
RDA couldn’t achieve what it does without the volunteers who give their time to help out. There are around 18,000 men and women all over the UK who volunteer at their local RDA group. Come rain or shine they are there for their riders with a welcoming smile, a listening ear and the ability to make coming to RDA the best part of someone’s week.