THE Holcombe Harriers point-to-point is back on the calendar thanks to the help of supporters.

Point-to-point secretary Charles Birch had announced that the meeting on 19 April would have to be abandoned due to financial constraints, but thanks to the North West Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association representative Tim Garton and a number of other supporters the fixture has been reinstated.

Mr Birch said: “The hunt is owned by its members, of which there are about 30, and this year it looked as though sponsorship for the point to point was insufficient.

“We do not usually make any profit but this year we looked to lose in excess of £10,000 and we decided we could not go ahead.

“But as soon as it was announced everyone started rallying around and in effect have underwritten the event. We are very grateful.”

The meeting starts at 2pm at Whittington, Lancashire.