Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has just launched its Silent Charity Auction, supported by the Hartshorne Group, as part of its upcoming Charity Sports Dinner. The silent auction has 30 incredible lots to bid on – from money-can’t-buy experiences to exclusive days out, sporting events, memorabilia and more.
Lots include a 4-night ‘foodie’ escape in Valencia for two, Badminton Horse Trials ticket package for two, an afternoon at the race and behind the scenes with Sky Sports presenter Hayley Moore, a Captain America #18 limited edition boxed canvas hand-signed by late comic book legend Stan Lee, a professional equine photo shoot with photographer Louise Clark and a St Maur cocktail masterclass.
The auction accompanies RDA’s inaugural Charity Sports Dinner sponsored by Howden, which will be headlined by former England and British Lions World Cup winning centre, Mike Tindall at the Coventry Building Society Arena on the 25th March 2022.
The Charity Sports Dinner is a new event in the fundraising calendar for RDA – a national charity that enriches the lives of 25,000 disabled children and adults at 500 locations across the UK, through therapy with horses.
The Silent Auction lots will remain open until midday on Friday 25th March. All bids will then be transferred to the live event, which takes place that evening.
The auction lots can be viewed and bid on here: Riding for the Disabled Association.
RDA are hoping to raise around £20,000 on the night to support their National Training Centre, based in Shrewley, Warwickshire – which is home to 12 horses who provide therapy to over 85 disabled individuals every week.
Money raised from the prize draws, silent and live auction also taking place on the night will go towards funding essential equipment at the centre to help disabled adults and children access their horses and to train more RDA Coaches, for which there is huge demand.
The RDA Charity Sports Dinner, sponsored by Howden, will be hosted by TV and radio comedian and entertainer, Jed Stone who is renowned for his topical material and lightening quick ad libs.
Jed Stone will be interviewing former England & British Lions World Cup winning centre Mike Tindall who will regale guests with tales and anecdotes from his storied career playing at elite level and touching on how sport has the power to change lives – just like the RDA horses do for thousands of children and adults every week.