Little fundraisers saddle up
A group of children from Rockley Stables certainly know how to grab the reigns when it comes to fundraising. The little horse riders raised over £1,000 for University Hospital at a canter. Tamsyn Murray, 6, of Madeley (pictured), was just one of the children who took to the saddle for the hospital.
Pat Reeves, of Rockley Stables, said: “We launched a pink day in October, it was absolutely fabulous to see everyone get involved. Tamsyn and all the riders, parents, helpers got involved to make this event really special. The children chose how to raise money, it ranged from children getting sponsorship for a special ride to some who made a mountain of lovely fairy cakes.”
Pat has been raising money for Breast Cancer charities for some time and wanted to donate to University Hospital after her own experience. She said: “It’s very important to support local charities and I’m delighted we could help the hospital. It was fantastic to see the horses dressed in pink and I truly hope this will raise more awareness of breast cancer.”
Andy Murray, Tamsyn’s dad, said: “It was great fun and everyone really got into the spirit of things. Tamsyn has been riding just short of a year and she keeps telling me and my wife Michelle how much she wants to be a jockey when she is older.”
Dr Bajwa, Consultant Radiologist, is delighted with the donation. She said: “The children have gone to so much effort to raise money for a very important cause. I’m going to display the cheque they presented us prominently so everyone knows just how much effort the children put in.”