Im not entirely sure if I am posting this in the right section so apologies in advance if I'm not!
It's going to sound like an odd request but I'm hoping for some inspiration!
My BO often battles to keep her head above water every month with the horses. She puts her heart and soul into caring for them and a day does not go by when they have not received the best. I know if something happened to me and I had to spend months away from my hrose that he would be in perfect condition when I returned. She is the type who would go hungry if it ever came down to feeding her horses or herself.
The yard she rents is tied up in an estate and cannot be sold for many years and the widow of the deceased refuses to do the basics. We are missing the REAL basics like a proper toilet and electricity. Shocking I know! The owner started having the loo put in and abandoned the job even though it is very much illegal to rent out a property for business purposes with ablution facilities. It also means we cannot fence our paddocks off properly because the ponies are so full of nonsense and break things down if it is not electric. We also want to build a proper lunge ring and fill the main arena in with proper sand. To name but a few.
As a friend as well as a client I have been thinking of some ways to try and raise some funds so that we can get things done. We held a show a weekends ago and it was very successful but it just didnt make enough money.
I thought of a raffle but Im not sure how I would raise enough money that way. I need some ideas! Im not the most creative person at the best of times!
Im going to get the other people on board too.
If it was you, what would you do?