We had the opportunity to have an information stand in the foyer of
Sainsbury's in Newport. We appealed for our volunteers to come and support
us by being there to tell people all about our group and to help shoppers
by packing bags for them. What a magnificent turnout. I counted seventeen
people including some of our disabled folks all getting on with having
fun and helping people.
A huge thank you to Veronica and Sue M who put in so much time and energy
to ensure that we can all be so proud of our group. There was a really
good atmosphere there between the staff at Sainsbury's and everybody
in our group and I heard nothing but praise for all the effort that
everyone put in.
There were two main aims in taking on the project. One to increase awareness
of carriage driving for the disabled, and two, to raise funds. Oh yes
- a third, for people to enjoy themselves and have fun. Many shoppers
took the time to talk to us and find out lots more about the group so
that takes care of awareness. So many people were most generous with
their donations helping to swell funds by FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS. Finally
the buzz showed how much people including shoppers enjoyed the day.
I found out that RDA doesn't only stand for Riding for Disabled Association
but Recommended Daily Allowance when one customer said that the Recommended
Daily Allowance should be at least one pound from each and every customer.
One very kind but obviously short sighted customer said that RDA must
stand for Rather Dashing and Attractive.
all who made the day such a success and particularly all the staff at
Sainsbury's who made us feel so welcome.