Christmas Raffle

Our Christmas Raffle is back with a first prize of £500 Amazon vouchers. Other great prizes include a spa day for two, 1-2-1 dog training session with Harness Positivity Dog Training, Irwin Tool Bag and Ox Toy Toolkit kindly donated by Chandler Material Supplies Limited, 30 minute back, neck and shoulder massage, boot rack and many other prizes.

It’s £5 per ticket and the raffle will be drawn by random number generator on Wednesday 13th December. Either scan the QR code or go to to buy your tickets.

Please help Bra-vissima to help Barrow Farm

We are delighted that the Brentwood-based not-for-profit ladies choir, Bra-vissima, has chosen to support us throughout 2023 by gifting us the proceeds from their concerts. They are an excellent choir and an evening listening to them is an evening well spent. Every ticket they sell will directly benefit Barrow Farm RDA, so please spread the word and go along if you can. They will be singing in the Lordship Tearoom on coronation bank holiday Monday, and at 7.30pm on 8th July at St Peter’s and All Saints Church in Hutton Details of their Christmas concert on 2nd December will appear on their website later in the year:

Marathon News

We have two runners taking part in the London Marathon on 23rd April 2023. Coach and trustee Isobel Gowers is running in her first London Marathon and hopes to finish in under 4 hours. Natasha Eagling is running to raise money for the sensory garden. Natasha has already completed the Manchester Marathon on 16 April in a fantastic time of 3 hours 41 but 7 days later and she is doing it all again in London!

To sponsor Isobel go to:

To sponsor Natasha go to:

Glass Onions Fundraiser

Two guitarists, a bass player and a drummer on a stage in front of a blue curtain with people dancing and more people sitting round tables watching them play

Thank you to everyone who came to our fundraising event with Glass Onion on Saturday 1st April. A great time was had by all and lots of money raised for Barrow Farm. Thank you to Janet for organising another fantastic event.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations – Fun Walk

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Sponsored Virtual Fun Walk, organised by Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Council for Voluntary Services on behalf of the Fun Walk Trust.

A chestnut pony being ridden by a girl in a pink riding hat. A woman in a green polo shirt is leading the pony and three women in  hi-viz tops are supporting the rider.
One of our riders completing their sponsored walk riding Starra

We raised over £1050 in sponsorship and received £425 from the Bonus Pot of Money donated by local businesses.

Barrow Farm RDA Christmas Quiz 2020 – Answers!

Thank you to everyone who bought a copy of our Quiz, we hope you had fun doing it.
From the Quiz sheets returned we are pleased to announce the winners:-
1st Prize to:- Mark McCallum of Little Baddow
2nd Prize to:- Christina Brewster of Writtle
The Quiz has raised £351 for Barrow Farm Riding for Disabled
Your support is much appreciated – Here are the answers!

Some fundraising news

Brentwood-a-Becket Rotary have been supporting Barrow Farm for many years and this year they have given us £3200 to be used to help us through the uncertain financial situation of 2021.  On receiving a thank you note from us, Geoff Morgan, Chair of their Charity Committee, said “I have shared your letter with all our members. It has lifted our spirits at this COVID riven time.”  Their contribution has lifted our spirits too!!

Brentwood Rotary asked for applications to a fund that they had to distribute to local charities which was created off the back of a Crowdfunding programme that they ran earlier this year.  The fund was given to assist local charitable groups and was specifically based upon the effects that the Covid-19 pandemic was having on those and their abilities to continue providing their good works in the community. We were delighted to be awarded the sum of £1400 for which we are very grateful. 

Fun Walk

A big thanks to Simon, Mel (behind the camera) and Toby the dog for raising £200 sponsorship plus Gift Aid at this year’s 5K Fun Walk.  This year was different with everyone arranging their own walk with social distancing and our group was joined by supporters of REACH Hippotherapy at Gloucester Park, Basildon on 13 September.  Many thanks to volunteer Linda Poole (pictured) for organising.  Well done everyone.

Linda, Simon and Toby the dog at the Fun Walk in Gloucester Park, Basildon

Help Feed the Horses Quiz Sheet

Please help our fundraising by having a go at our “horsey-themed” quiz of 30 questions. The quiz sheet can be downloaded below. There is a mauve “Donate with JustGiving link button on the right hand side and we ask for a minimum of £2 for the quiz sheet.

Help Feed the Horses Quiz Sheet

1st Prize – £20 plus a Barrow Farm horse/pony sponsorship of your choice.

In addition, there will be a 2nd Prize of A Barrow Farm horse/pony sponsorship of your your choice. Your completed Quiz Sheet can be sent in or emailed to us to be in with a chance of a prize, details are on the Quiz Sheet.

Closing date for Quiz entries – 31st May 2020