Mary King has become the new patron of the Child Brain Injury Trust.

She will be joined on a sponsored course-walk by some of the children it helps on Thursday, 1 September, at Burghley Horse Trials in aid of the charity.

A spokesman for the Child Brain Injury Trust said: “Many of our ‘Give a child a chance’ grants go to children looking for horse riding lessons and the therapy horses provide is well known — Mary is often a heroine to these children.”

If you wish to attend the course-walk, email annemariemacmillan@cbituk.org

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound (25 August 2011)