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Radio staff ride to support canine charity

Staff from BBC Radio Shropshire are saddling up to ride 71 miles in Shropshire to raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Seven people from BBC Radio Shropshire will be riding 71 miles along “The Jack Mytton Way” in Shropshire this week (Monday 16 September to Wednesday 18 September).

The presenters and their colleagues will be raising funds to support Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the charity that trains unwanted dogs to alert deaf people to everyday sounds.

Genevieve Tudor, the ride’s organiser explains how the idea to ride the Jack Mytton Way came about: “I adopted Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as my charity and someone suggested Ido a parachute jump to raise money – however I’m terrified of heights!

“Instead I decided to ride The Jack Mytton Way and initially thought I would be doing it on my own.”

Six other riders will be accompanying Genevieve, who is riding her own horse western. They will ride a combination of their own horses and horses borrowed from Berriewood Stud Farm.

The ride starts at Dinney Farm, Chelmarsh in Bridgenorth at 8.30am with stops at Wilderhope Manor in Longville-in-the-Dale and Lydbury North Village.

The riders are aiming to cover around 20 to 25 miles each day and they hope to raise around £750 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Members of the public are invited to come along and cheer the riders along the route.

Anyone wishing to sponsor the riders should contact Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (tel: 01844 348100).

LATEST UPDATE

The riders successfully completed their ride raising more than £1000 for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and covering more than 50 miles.

For more information on the ride click here to visit BBC Radio Shropshire’s website.

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