It costs over £3,500 a year to run our
rambles, paying for van hire & fuel, scooter maintenance and
repairs, scooter and liability insurance, electricity and admin. We
had a large outlay and fundraising effort in 2016/17 for the
purchase of the scooter storage unit, and since then have not been
as proactive in our fundraising.
We have sufficient funds to cover
costs for this year but need to provide a cushion for the future and
the possibility of replacing one of our old scooters. To this end
your committee has been busy this winter researching and applying
for funding from various bodies. So far, thanks to you all, we
raised £86 from the Christmas lunch raffle, and we
have received £500 from the local charity Caring and Sharing.
We were successful in our bid for £2,500 from the Henry Duncan
Awards on condition that we put the money towards the
purchase of a new scooter.
Applications are awaiting responses from the Barchester Healthcare
Foundation, the Weir Trust and the Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust.
We shall also apply to Tesco in
Dingwall and Inverness Retail Park for can collection permissions.
If any members know of someone who has good fundraising experience
and would be willing to take on this role for us or assist with
applications, please let the committee know.
Anyone can now donate to HDR while buying goods on-line from
Amazon, eBay, Tesco and other firms as well as booking hotels and
holidays through Booking.com, Expedia, Thomas Cook and many more.
This is done by purchasing via
John and Rosemary are willing to run
a small raffle at each ramble, to help with our funds,
so be prepared if you wish to take part.
Personal donations are always welcome at any time.
We now have a Facebook Page at this link -