Barnardo’s Scotland is delighted to be the charity partner of this year’s Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials, taking place from 25 to 28 August at the Blair Atholl Estate in Perthshire. The children’s charity will be supporting the event over the four days and is calling for would-be volunteers in the Dundee area to be part of Team Barnardo’s.
Ideally volunteers should be able to pledge around three hours of their time, and in return will get free admittance to Scotland’s premier equestrian event; the opportunity to see some of the top riders in the UK and Europe; access to the Bruadar Country Fair and shopping village and a free camping pitch on site, but most importantly they will be helping the charity support some of the most vulnerable children, young people and families in Scotland.
Kara Gillies, Events Manager for Barnardo’s Scotland, said: “As the official charity of this year’s International Horse Trials we are very excited to be offering volunteers the chance to take part and join our volunteer team at Scotland’s premier equestrian event. By giving your time not only will you gain access to the events but you will also be helping to support some of the most vulnerable children, young people and families in Scotland. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any charity, without their support we simply wouldn’t be able to continue the work we do in our services across Scotland.”
Blair Castle Equi-Trek International Horse Trials attracts in excess of 37,000 people with top class equestrian eventing alongside the very popular Bruadar Country Fair and shopping village. The Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair see’s top Olympic medallists compete alongside amateurs in the four International event classes all within the stunning grounds surrounding Blair Castle.
Barnardo’s Scotland will be supporting the event and organising numerous fundraising activities over the four days but can’t do it without the support of volunteers, to assist with a range of volunteering opportunities including selling raffle tickets, front of house duties and bucket collections along with many other activities.
Barnardo’s Scotland supports children and families in services across Scotland like our Growing Up service in Dundee which provides work experience for young adults with learning disabilities in a horticultural setting in the age range 18-25 years, leading to a recognised accredited qualification.