Free Badminton Horse Trials entry for volunteers

  • Volunteering at Badminton Horse Trials (3 – 6 May) is a great way to enjoy the competitive action whilst helping a worthy cause.

    Both Badminton’s official charity for 2007, the Spinal Injuries Association, and the ILPH are looking for helpers at this year’s horse trials and at other events throughout the season. Tickets (not grandstand or enclosure), lunch and refreshments are supplied to volunteers in return for helping at trade stands or selling raffle tickets.

    ILPH volunteers at Badminton will help at the trade stand but will be given plenty of time to look around the show. “It’s a great opportunity to do something for a really good charity,” said Danielle Zitman, ILPH events officer. “The ILPH exhibits at 11 events throughout the year and volunteers play a crucial part in helping us raise funds, recruit new supporters and raise our profile.” T-shirts, lunch and refreshments will be provided by the charity.

    Volunteers for the Spinal Injuries Association will need to work only half the day at Badminton, assisting with exit collections and selling the National Raffle ticket. They can spend the rest of the time watching the eventing and shopping.

    “We’re also going to provide really nice food,” assured Alycia Collins. “We’re not just giving volunteers a voucher to go to the fast food stands. They can sit down and enjoy good food and a glass of wine.”

    If you are interested in volunteering to help the Spinal Injuries Association at Badminton contact Alycia Collins (tel: 01258 861119, email: alyciacollins@btinternet.com)

    To volunteer your help at the ILPH trade stand visit www.ilph.org or contact Louise Laing (tel: 01953 497246, email louisel@ilph.org)

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