This weekend saw us out and about again having fun supporting a local charity that’s close to our hearts – the local branch of Riding for the Disabled.

The local RDA group had planned an exciting Doggy Extravaganza event for Sunday 22nd September 2019. This was held at their regular riding venue, the beautiful Fairlight Hall. And, because the Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat team’s BBQ skills have been popular this summer, we were asked to bring up our BBQ and our smiles to help support the fundraising. So of course we jumped at the chance to support this great cause.

Of course Sundays are busy down at the boathouse, but enough volunteers were around on the day to allow for some of our boat and base teams to be busy down at the boathouse with the usual training and equipment maintenance, whilst others were up at the Doggy Extravaganza. Some of the team even did aspects of both events as they ferried tables, gazebo and of course the BBQ back and forth.

Our stand certainly proved popular and we had a great time. It gave us a chance to not only be involved in the event, but also to spend time with volunteers from another charity. Our ‘Come and Chat to Us’ sign was also in play, giving us the chance to sell a couple of pieces of our own merchandise. And of course the main purpose, raising funds for the RDA with a bit of BBQ and banter was also successful. Our stand certainly seemed popular – especially our veggie option this time around. Although we don’t know how much was raised yet, we’re hoping that plenty of vital funds have been raised for RDA. Thanks so much for inviting us!

Want to support a local charity?

If you’d like to know more about the work of the local Riding for the Disabled at Fairlight Hall, please check out their website here.

If you’d like to know more about volunteering with Pett Level Independent Rescue Boat – whether for boat, base or BBQ, please contact us or come down to see us at the boathouse of a Sunday morning! You’ll be very welcome. 

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