Ashington Festival Result!

After the really difficult year, understandably for so many, everyone rallied together to make the Ashington 2021 festival bigger and better following last year’s cancellation. The relaxed, family orientated, vibe of years gone by was reinstated and despite a heavy downpour as the festival started it was clear from the beginning that this was going to be a good day for all and that the organisers had made the right decision to forge ahead.
The weather was typically unpredictable for August with a mix of sunshine and showers. Fortunately the forecast thunderstorms managed to bypass Ashington and the sun came out during the afternoon.
We had an amazing 150 bottles of all shapes and sizes, on the stall, from litres of spirits to a bottle of HP sauce! In addition volunteer Val beautifully decorated, and filled with sweets, 64 Jolly Jam Jars for the children’s tombola. Grateful thanks to our volunteers, riders, friends and supporters for donating such a wonderful array of bottles.
A heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers, and their partners, who helped on the stall throughout the day. Fundraising events don’t just happen, they take weeks of planning and hard work but with our noble team of helpers, and everyone who came to support us and spend their money, we managed to raise (drum roll please)………… £621!
Our thanks also go to the festival organisers for allowing charities to take part without payment.
The blue sky did really swing our way, it was good to be back. The atmosphere was great with a good turnout of people reconnecting again and enjoying a great family day out.


LFRDA Online Auction Result!

We would like to share a little bit of good news with you in these tough times.
We are pleased to announce our recent auction was a great success. With bidding going to the final minute, the gavel went down for the last time at midnight 31 October, having raised the magnificent sum of £401! Grateful thanks to everyone who donated items and everyone that bid on them. This was a new fundraising initiative and, as with anything new, we weren’t sure what to expect but the result greatly exceeded our expectations. Thank you to the members of the LFRDA team for their efforts in organising this event.


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Ashurst Tack Sale

Thank you to the volunteers who helped on the LFRDA stall and everyone who supported us we raised £110.50!

21 February 2020

Ashurst village hall

West Sussex

BN44 3AP