Fundraising to get the British Endurance team to the World Equestrian Games (WEG 25 September – 10 October) is almost on target.

Members and supporters of Endurance GB (EGB) have been working hard this summer to raise the £30,000 needed for the team to travel to Kentucky next month.

We have raised £25,685 so far, and money is still coming in, but we are hoping to find a backer who can take us to our total”, said Nikki Routledge, chairman of EGB’s marketing and sponsorship committee.

As part of the fundraising effort WEG team member Chris Yeoman raised over £1,300 by running the Bath Half Marathon.

And former British team member Tricia Hirst completed the London Marathon and then went to South Africa to take part in the Comrades Marathon, an Ultra Marathon of 56 miles which she completed in less than 12 hours, raising over £700.

EGB supporter Alison Saunders donated £517 from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to the fund.

“EGB members have been, and still are being, fantastic in their efforts to raise funds towards the cost of going to Kentucky and can be assured that the team will make their efforts worthwhile,” said chef d’equipe, Liz Finney.

For more information visit: www.equestrianteamgbr.co.uk