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A Tickled Pink Equestrian Event at Richmond Equestrian Centre has raised £2,873 for Breast Cancer Haven’s Yorkshire Appeal.

Event organisers Belinda Yarrow and Alison Clayton put on a “Pink” extravaganza, with a full day of fancy-dress dressage for all ages and abilities.

The Yorkshire Appeal aims to raise £2.2 million in order to purchase The Gateway and convert it into a Breast Cancer Haven in Leeds, opening in 2008.

This is the only charity that provides centres, or Havens, that deliver a free programme of care specifically designed to complement and enhance conventional breast cancer treatment.

“The Tickled Pink event was a huge success with such a fantastic donation made to the Yorkshire Appeal.

“It was also so good to see both supporters and their horses getting in the pink to help us achieve our goal,” said Julie Harrington, Yorkshire Appeal Manager.

The charity currently has two havens in London and Hereford that help over 300 women, men and their families each week. Belinda Yarrow, Equestrian Event Organiser, said:

“The event was fun and we are thrilled to be handing over this money to such a worthwhile local cause as Breast Cancer Haven. We are so proud of our achievement and very grateful for the support and help we received.”