The centre delivers therapeutic riding sessions to over 100 participants across Bedford borough and the  surrounding area, supported by a team of amazing volunteers.

We receive no outside formal funding and therefore fundraising is a crucial part of keeping the centre going. We do this through a variety of ways including events, collections and donations and the kind support of local businesses.

We are truly grateful for any and all support and you can help us in a number of ways as listed below. If you wish to find out more, join our fundraising team or for any support please email

Donate Direct

Running costs are our biggest outgoing including utilities, insurances, vet bills and  feed. Therefore any funds to keep us going where it is more  difficult to get grant support is greatly appreciated. This can be done in a  number of ways:

Cash – Why not have one of our personal collection boxes (starring our very own ponies). When full simply exchange it for another. Every coin counts.

Cheques – We accept cheques made payable to “Elisabeth Curtis Centre”. Simply pop  these in the post to “Elisabeth Curtis Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Bromham, Bedford, MK43 8HP”

BACS / Faster Payments – Make a payment or set up a regular standing order direct to our bank account. Sort Code:20-05-74 Account Number: 53061612

Online – Donate direct to us either as a one-off or monthly payment on our Virgin MoneyGiving page or donate direct to our Facebook fundraiser. Simply click the links below.


Gift Aid

Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate.

Gift Aid is reclaimed by us from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Help us make your donation go further. If you complete your donation via Virgin MoneyGiving then they can claim on our behalf. If you make a donation in any other way please complete and return the Gift Aid Declaration to us and we will do all the work.

Please click HERE for the Gift Aid Declaration

Amazon  Wishlist

Maybe you would rather purchase something direct for the centre?

We keep our Amazon Wishlist fully updated with items needed for the care of our ponies. Simply visit our Wishlist and order something with delivery direct to us. Don’t forget to leave a message with your order so our ponies know who to thank.

Click the logo below to find out more.

Centre Shop

We have a range of items for sale, from our fabulous ‘hand made crafts’ (made by one of our amazing volunteers) to a range of second hand tack and horse equipment made which has been donated by supporters from across the county.

Click HERE to access our shop. Treat yourself or buy a gift.

Weather Lottery

Join the Elisabeth Curtis Centre’s Weather Lottery for your chance to win up to £25,000, while supporting the centre and the vital work we do for only £1 per entry!

Click the logo below to find out more.

Sponsor a pony

From as little as £2 a month you can sponsor a pony at the centre helping support their care whilst also getting updates, gifts and more (depending on the grade selected).

Click HERE to find  out more.


You can us as not extra cost to you just by doing your standard shop through EasyFundraising. It works just like like a cashback website where you complete your shopping through the EasyFundraising website and the cashback is donated to us.

Click the advert below to find out more.

Recycle your ink cartridges

Did you know that you can help us raise funds simply by recycling your ink cartridges via our Recycle4Charity programme?

For each ink cartridge recycled via the programme we will receive up to £2 donation.

Click the advert below to start recycling today!

Donate Excess Horse Equipment

We take used and unwanted  (or new and it’s not needed) horse equipment with everything from rugs to tack. Where items can be of use to us we will make use. For items that we can use we will keep and for anything else we sell  in  order to  help raise vital funds.

If you have any please email  to arrange a drop off. 

Declutter and Donate

Needing to declutter? Do you have some unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays or games? Why not user the Ziffit app / website. Sell your unwanted goods and donate the funds to us.

Click the advert below to find out more.

Centre ‘Muck Market’

We have lots of manure from 9 ponies… Tonnes in  fact. We have a ‘Muck Market’ stall near our front gate with bagged manure for your roses. It operates as a first come first served basis and all we ask is you make a donation in return.

Amazon Smile

Shop on Amazon? Who doesn’t… Support us by selecting us as your chosen charity and shopping through It is the same Amazon but every time you shop they donate 0.5% of the net purchase price on eligible products. It is that simple!

Click the advert below for information

Corporate Sponsorship and Support

It costs us nearly £5k a year per pony to care for each of our 9 very special ponies who do so much to support our riders. This includes everything from feed and bedding, dentistry and farrier bills, vet and osteopathy fees, insurance costs and to provide the excellent care from our grooms.

Could you or your business sponsor a stable for the year? Come meet your   sponsored stable (and its resident) and have a plaque in pride of place on the stable door.

Perhaps you could volunteer your business services to the centre and help us reduce our running costs?

For either please do get in touch by emailing

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