Information for Officials and Volunteers
We are always happy to welcome new volunteers to our sport. If you would like to join the BEDE Events team as a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Telephone 01949 829061, email email@example.com or complete the form here with dates that you are able to help and what you would like to do. You do not need to come to the sport with any degree of knowledge, we provide any training that is necessary. Eventing is a unique sport as we are very privileged to be welcomed to some of the most beautiful sites in the Country.
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MERCHANDISE We now have a new range of merchandise – The BEDE Collection – which is available at special rates to all our helpers and volunteers. We will be placing bulk orders periodically, which will help to keep costs down, so please look out for further information within your helper emails. Click here to see the new range and click here for an order form.
Dates for 2017
If you would like to join us in 2017, but have not received my email with dates etc, please do click here, and it will take you to a form to complete.
Volunteer “Extra Curricular” Activities 2017
In 2016, we started to run some additional activities for our volunteers as a small thanks for all your help. This year we have another 3 planned!
Friday 26th May – Pie and Mash Quiz night Following the popularity last year, we are once again running our Pie and Mash Quiz night! This will take place at Shelford in the marquee and is guaranteed to be a fun evening, not to mention mind stretching! Please do let me know if you are planning to come so I can sort the catering!
Wednesday 26th July 5.30pm – Tour of Oakham Veterinary Hospital Oakham Veterinary Hospital have very kindly agreed to host us for a guided tour of the Hospital to see an in depth behind the scenes look at how it all works! This should be a fascinating evening, so do come along after work and join us.
Tuesday 24th October Time TBC – Tour of the Defence Animal Centre at Melton Mowbray. This is a rarely seen facility where the Army and Airforce train their Canine, Equine and Veterinary Troops! An amazing opportunity to see this amazing set up and once again, find out what happens behind the scenes.
Official documents (Please click and read)
VOLUNTEERS POLICY: As with any sport, we rely heavily on volunteers to be able to put on our events to such
a high standard. We need about 200 volunteers for a small event and we do try to look after them well and ask riders to appreciate their contribution to the sport too.
As a small token of our appreciation for your voluntary contribution to Bede Events, as a Volunteer you are entitled to a £15 Voucher for each day of volunteering that you do at any Bede British Evening Affiliated Event. (Oasby 1, Belton, Shelford 1, Shelford 2, Osberton and Oasby 2). These vouchers can be used towards start fees at a Bede Event and must be presented when collecting your number.
Please do not feel obliged to volunteer for more days than you really want to! Any feedback you have about any aspect of our events can be emailed to Anna@bedeltd.co.uk.
Please be aware that the following terms and conditions apply to the vouchers: 1. Vouchers must be claimed at the event you are volunteering at. They are available from the Event Office. Unfortunately we are not able to provide vouchers retrospectively. 2. Vouchers are not transferable and can only be used by the person named on the voucher. 3. Please be aware that there is an expiry date on the voucher. We are unable to redeem expired vouchers. 4. Only one voucher can be used per transaction
From time to time we will have branded merchandise for sale and will endeavour to offer our volunteers a discount on such items. Please look out for these offers at point of sale, which is usually either the Event Office or online. Regular volunteers who commit to a number of days throughout the season following the preseason email will be issued with a Bede Official’s Card, which is valid on all days of all chargeable events (Belton and Osberton) regardless of whether or not you are volunteering.