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Riders encouraged to wear pink to raise funds for breast cancer charity

Breast cancer charity Canter for a Cure is celebrating its 10th anniversary with two sponsored rides.

The first ride is on 25-26 April at Cure Warren Farm Equestrian Centre in Merseyside.

The second is on 27 and 28 June at Milton Keynes Eventing Centre. Over 400 riders are expected on each day of the ride. There are two routes; 12 mile and 9 miles with optional jumps from 1ft-4ft.

Entry costs £15 per adult rider, under 16s are £10 plus a minimum sponsorship of £25 or £15 for children.

To encourage riders to adopt the pink dress code Natalie Aldridge, creator of Sockchaps is offering a 20% discount of the pink Sockchaps bought on www.jumpstack.co.uk. The offer is available until 28 June for riders who quote the code JUMP.

A £2 donation from every pair of pink Sockchaps sold will be made to Canter for a Cure.

“We hope that everyone will really get behind us in supporting Canter for a Cure. Pink Sockchaps are cool, comfortable and a great addition to any rider’s wardrobe. We’d love to see a mass of riders wearing them, charging across the countryside in the name of such a worth cause,” said Natalie Aldridge, creator of Sockchaps.

To register for Canter for Cure’s 2015 riders visit: www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk

Western Equestrian Society supports Marie Curie cancer care

The Western Equestrian Society (WES) has chosen to support Marie Curie Cancer Care this year.

A charity fancy dress ride will be held at the WES National Show at Moreton Morrell College on 27-28 August.

The colour theme of the ride changes each year to reflect the charity appeal.

This year the theme is yellow, last year it had a green theme for Macmillan Cancer. In 2013 rider’s came in blue to raise funds for Prostrate Cancer; in 2012 they were in pink in aid of Breast Cancer.

The WES annual charity appeals have raised over £6,000 over the last three years.

For more information visit: www.wes-uk/com/events

Wincanton supports Southern Spinal Industry Trust (SSIT)

Wincanton racecourse is holding fundraising events for Southern Spinal Injuries Trust (SSIT) over the next two seasons.

The Salisbury based charity secured the vast majority of the votes from a poll of Wincanton’s customers and patrons.

SSIT relies totally on donations to run its 11 spinal units in the UK.

“The association will see SSIT host a charity luncheon in our 400-seater marquee at the start of the 2015/16 season with further activities and fundraisers to be announced across the two-season period,” said Jo Hepburn, chairman of Wincanton Racecourse.

“We warmly welcome working with SSIT and very much hope the association generates significant awareness to such a worthy cause,” he added.

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

Dengie supports laminits research

The Laminitis Trust has raised nearly £541,000 for research into this debilitating condition.

The sum was raised will the help of feed companies including Dengie who invest in the charity’s assurance mark.

Dengie has six Laminitis Trust-approved products. “To achieve the approval mark each feed must undergo rigorous testing,” said the company’s marketing manager Lisa Wilson.

“The seal of approval on feed sacks might be small, but it makes a huge difference for riders seeking suitable, safe feed for their horses and ponies,” added Wilson.

For more information visit: www.laminitis.org

Anata supports national pet month

Man-made diamond specialists Anata is donating 5% of every pet diamond ordered (up to the value of £5,000) during National Pet Month (1 April – 4 May).

Anata diamonds are laboratory grown and possess the same optical, physical and chemical properties as earth-mined diamonds.

Carbon samples from two or more animals can be mixed together to grow a dedicatory diamond.

“National Pet Month’s key aims are to educate people about responsible pet ownership and to help pet charities across the UK raise money under our banner,” said new chairman Michael Bellingham.

For more information visit www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk or visit: http://ANATA.diamonds

HRH Duchess of Cornwall launches Brooke USA

Brooke president the Duchess of Cornwall officially launched the American fundraising division of the charity at a reception at Churchill Downs in the USA on 20 March.

The newly formed Brooke USA is based at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Horses and donkeys were taken to the saddling paddock at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby before the reception for staff, donors and guests.

The Brooke is currently helping working equines in Egypt, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nepal, Senegal, Jordon, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

For more information visit: www.thebrooke.org