A SPONSORED HORSE ride through the Western part of the Yorkshire Wolds has raised £350 for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Around 36 horse-lovers took part in the event, which was organised by Ride Yorkshire and began and ended at Burnby Equestrian, near Pocklington.
The group were able to choose from two waymarked routes through fields, woods, tracks and lanes, and lunch was provided.
Janet Cochrane, director of Ride Yorkshire, said: “We often support other organisations with their fundraising through our rides. Sometimes the funds are used for horse-related purposes and sometimes they aren’t. For instance, this year we paid for a group of inner-city children from Hull to have a series of riding lessons over the summer.
“Our recent pleasure ride was a great partnership between Ride Yorkshire, Yorkshire Cancer Research and Burnby Equestrian, which provided the venue and some of the horses. We raised £350 for Yorkshire Cancer Research and £350 for our own work, and it was also a lot of fun. My horse Siena and I led a group on the ride and it was lovely to see so many smiling faces every time I turned round.”
Adrienne Hodgson, Regional Fundraiser for East Yorkshire at Yorkshire Cancer Research said: “The pleasure ride was a great way to get out into our beautiful countryside and raise money for an important cause at the same time. We’re really grateful to Ride Yorkshire and Burnby Equestrian for making the event possible, and we’d like to thank everyone who took part.
“The money raised will help to raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it, promote screening programmes to increase early detection and fund innovative research projects, from diagnosis to end-of-life care.”
Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Tel: 01423 877228. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors
- Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity.
- We are committed to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on the lives of people living in Yorkshire.
- Our mission is to work in partnership, fund research and support initiatives that will help people in Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
- Current statistics show that 575 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. Incidence and mortality rates are higher than the England average due to social deprivation, post-industrialisation and lifestyle choices but also availability of healthcare services and difficulties accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.
- We aim to:
- Be the leading authority on cancer in Yorkshire, understanding the problems and priorities in the region and sharing knowledge with partners.
- Raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it by working in local communities, schools and colleges, sports clubs and with other health-related organisations.
- Promote screening programmes and fund research that can improve the diagnosis of cancer so we can detect and treat it at the earliest opportunity.
- Invest in innovative research projects at every stage of a cancer patient's journey.
- Campaign for fair and equal access to the very best healthcare services and a greater share of the money spent nationally on research.
- For further information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.