Sheffield Group Riding for the Disabled



This year we will be supported by the Belmayne Foundation. The exciting news is that Martin Birch and Ben Smalley have organised running and cycling events (Dronfield 10k, Sheffield Half Marathon, Tour de Yorkshire) and a charitable ball.

Martin and Ben established their own charitable foundation with fellow business partners Jon Stevens and David Bashforth to raise funds for small local groups, serving our local community. In this inaugural year, all money raised will be split equally four local charities one of which is ours.

Martin will be first out of the blocks, taking on the Dronfield 10K on April 7th. Ben and Martin will then unite for the Sheffield Half Marathon a week later, before the baton passes to Ben who will be cycling his way around the Tour of Yorkshire sportive on May 5th.

Both Ben and Martin enjoy distance events and using their love of sport to benefit the charities they are supporting this year seemed like a great opportunity to kick off their fundraising. After months of preparation, they are looking forward to finally hitting the road and they hope their friends, colleagues and professional partners will spur us along by donating generously.

If you would like to show your support please visit their JustGiving page.

To support Martin and Ben click here

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Date for your diary: 18th May 2019: Belmayne Charitable Ball Black Tie Event


Book your seats for the Ball here

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Although we are part of the Riding for the Disabled Association we receive no funding from them. It costs around £8000 a year to run our group as we pay for the hire of ponies, use of riding schools, equipment, and insurance for riders and volunteers.

For general donations, please click the link below.


Or you can download the form below and return it with your cheque to the address given.

Donation form


If you are a UK tax payer we can even claim more money from the Government at no extra cost to you - just fill in the form. Click here to learn more about Gift Aid (opens in a new window)

Although we are part of the Riding for the Disabled Association we receive no funding from them. We rely totally on donations and grants. We would like to thank the following people and organisations for supporting us (in alphabetical order):


Anna Lawson

Barlow WI

Cash for Kids

Cash for Kids



Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust

Coffee and Chat Group, Dronfield

Cowley Riding School

Coventry Building Society Charitable Foundation

Derbyshire Community Foundation

Derbyshire Community Foundation

Derwent & Woodlands Women's Group

Dixon Pitchfork Charitable Trust

Drone Valley Rotary Club

Dronfield Inner Wheel and Plant Aid

E Green

Friends in Harmony

Gladstone Trust

JA Bennison

JG Graves Charitable Trust

LH Gargett

Hobson's Nurseries

Mrs Bradley

North Eastern Bar Mess

North Eastern Circuit Charity Fundraising

Phoenix Children's Foundation


S Cousins

Sheffield & District Association for the Disabled

Sheffield Town Trust  

Smeltings Farm Riding Centre

Spirit of Sheffield

The Co-operative Membership Community Fund

Co-operativr Membership


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