Charity ride raises hundred of pounds

Pictured are charity fundraisers who took part in a sponsored horse ride for Helen's Trust and SAFE@LAST.
Pictured are charity fundraisers who took part in a sponsored horse ride for Helen's Trust and SAFE@LAST.

HORSE riders took part in a sponsored charity ride on the beautiful Osberton estate in aid of Bakewell-based Helen’s Trust and SAFE@LAST.

The riders completed either a six or twelve mile course around the estate, near Worksop, on Sunday, June 10, for SAFE@LAST, a charity that works across north east Derbyshire, South Yorkshire, and north Nottinghamshire with young people at risk, and for Helen’s Trust which helps people with terminal illnesses stay at home during treatment.

Lucy Nickson, Helen’s Trust chief executive officer, said: “We’re very grateful to everyone that helped make this event such a success including the riders, SAFE@LAST and Helen’s Trust volunteers, and Mr Foljambe for the generous use of his magnificent estate and estate manager Mark Cavell.”

The 60 riders were also given a chance to tackle jumps and water jumps which added an extra element of fun and excitement to the day.

SAFE@LAST communications manager Clare Sherratt said: “We’re so pleased with how well the event went. The sun shone beautifully and all the riders said how much they had enjoyed it. Sponsorship money is still coming in but we hope to have raised over £1,700 for the two charities.”