Last year saw many challenges for Newbury RDA, and not least was the organising of the Virtual Autumn Gift Fair. The team behind this, led by Linkie (Carolyn Whitehead) worked very hard to get this off the ground.
The fair was initially set up to run for a fortnight from the 5th – 18th October 2020 and then after some discussions with brilliantlittlebrands, who were hosting the fair, they agreed to run it until Christmas. To date, the figure raised is in the region of £600, which will help towards the daily running costs of maintaining the stables and looking after the ponies. A huge thank you to everyone who supported the fair.
The annual Autumn Gift Fair is our main fundraising event of the year and is usually held at Hillfields Farm, Upper Basildon, by kind permission of Carol and Nigel Steljes. Looking ahead to 2021, we sincerely hope that we shall be able to return to Hillfields and have the opportunity to meet in person again all our kind and loyal supporters. The date for the fair this year is 23rd September 2021.