Saturday 9th October – Elvis & Friends

Elvis & Friends Live Performance by Rockersal, Saturday 9th October 2021, 7.30 for 8pm, Blackmore Village Hall, Nine Ashes Rd,  Blackmore, Ingatestone, CM4 0QW 

Back by popular demand, Sal sings songs by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Billy Fury, the Beatles, Monkees & Rolling Stones, Shakin’ Stevens, Dean Martin, the Kinks, Neil Diamond, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson & many more.   You can dance the night away or simply watch Sal’s great performance. Bring your own supper, snacks and nibbles, but not drinks as there is a licensed bar in the hall. 

When booking, please advise your seating requirements.  We can place you cabaret-style with friends, or separately if you prefer.   

Tickets £15 per head, available from Janet Doghan on 07803 987271 or email 

All proceeds to Barrow Farm Riding for the Disabled.

Going over the O2 arena in a wheelchair

For those scared of heights the thought of walking over the O2 arena may be daunting but it is a different challenge if you are unable to walk unaided. But this is what one of our riders, Emma, will be doing on 15th May to raise funds for Barrow Farm Riding for the Disabled. Emma, who has been riding with us for over 20 years, states that the reason she is raising funds for us is because ‘(Barrow Farm RDA) helped me reach my dream of competing in off-lead dressage’.

Emma and Lula dressage

Emma’s goal is to help other riders with disabilities reach their dreams. To support her please donate via JustGiving by following this link.

Jamie is running the London Marathon for Barrow Farm

Jamie with Boycie and OwlyPlease consider sponsoring Jamie Newstead who is a Physical Development Teacher at Columbus School and College and will be running the London Marathon in aid of Barrow Farm in April. Columbus School and College caters for children and young adults with special educational needs. They have been coming to Barrow Farm since we started offering riding for the disabled 40 years ago (they were then Woodlands School). We are very grateful to Jamie for volunteering to run the London Marathon to raise essential funds that will help support our running costs. Jamie says about herself:

I’ve been a Physical Development teacher at Columbus School and College for 3 years now and have alway been passionate about sport. Football has always been my number one, playing for Colchester United Ladies for many years. As well as football, Ive also played Hockey and Cricket at county level for Essex. Over the past few years I started to struggle with injuries, so decided to take a step back from the the high intensity team sports and take up gentle jogging around the streets of Colchester. Quickly adapting, running seemed to suit my muscles and the injuries became less. 10K has quickly developed into my favourite distance to run, which I do 3 to 4 times a week. Last year I entered a number of 10K races in London, as well as the Colchester Half Marathon, and the Great South Run, in Portsmouth.
Running in the London Marathon has always been an aim for me and now the opportunity has arisen, I’m looking forward to every minute of it and the challenge ahead!

For more information and to sponsor Jamie take a look at her Just Giving page.

More fundraising news

Thank you so very much to everyone who came to the successful Fun Day on Sunday 9th October at Park Drive Health Club, Maldon raising £740 for us. There was lots going on including Go Karts, a bouncy castle, face painting, BBQ and a silent auction. Special thanks go to Linda, Natalie, Andrea, Viv and Sue for making it all happen. It looks like everybody had a good time!

Park Drive Fun Day

The Fun Walk Trust – May 2016

More than 2,000 people including a group from Barrow Farm attended the Fun Walk Trust sponsored walk and a record number of good causes benefitted including ourselves. The Fun Walk  takes place every year [usually in May] at Barleylands Farm, Cray’s Hill, to raise money for charities and projects. And the group from Barrow Farm had a great time doing the walk. The “bonus pot” is a unique feature of The Fun Walk and is donated by generous local businesses and individuals and is given to charities in proportion to how much money they raise in sponsorship.

We are pleased that for 2016 we raised £430 & with the ‘bonus pot’ of £228 = £658 in total

Fundraising News

Coffee and Cake Day

Thank you to everyone who made cakes for our end of term Coffee and Cake Day. We raised a respectable £91.

Coffee and cake day

A big thank you and congratulations to John

Thursday volunteer John ran the Brentwood Half Marathon on 20th March and raised over £1000 for Barrow Farm. A big thank you to John and all who supported him!John after the half marathon