Stable Lives is a not for profit organisation therefore we rely heavily on fundraising and successful grant application to fund our facilities and courses.
We have several ideas for events this year we are busy planning so do keep a look out on this page.
Previous fundraising events
In June 2017 Carrie was sidelined from riding and competing due to breaking both of her arms in a bad fall. At that time we needed to fund a new yurt in order that we could have a base for our courses and activities so with that in mind the idea of a 24 hour continuous horse ride was formed. By the start of the ride Carrie had one working arm so basically the format involved riding a different horse every hour for 24 hours. 5 minute rest breaks were built in to stretch out very tight muscles and visit the facilities but all eating and drinking was done on board! The idea of 24 hours came from the link to people living with mental health issues and the fact that they don’t often have the option to switch off and go to sleep, this is mentally and physically exhausting. The fundraiser was a success and raised nearly £3000.
We are always very proud to hear of the antics that some of our supporters get upto to raise money for our events. In September Cliff bravely completed the rat race endurance event in Scotland and managed to raise a brilliant £1400.
Carrying on our theme of 24 hour challenges we decided to do a 24 hour stretcher carry up and down Parbold Hill in October. This involved an amazing group of people including volunteers and supporters and veterans and blue light workers that had previously attended our courses. It was a brilliant team event that again raised much needed funds and awareness for our projects.