Carl Hester’s jacket, Tripple X’s shoes and Robert Whitaker’s saddle pad up for grabs

  • A pair of Tripple X’s shoes worn during the London 2012 Olympics will be among the items on offer at an equestrian charity auction.

    Essex-based rider Carly Tredinnick is hosting the auction to help raise funds to build a new respiratory unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

    She will be tackling a two-day 50km hike in May for the cause and hopes the auction will help boost donations.

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    Carl Hester’s show jacket from the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics will also be auctioned, as well as a saddle pad signed by Robert Whitaker and a Gatehouse hat signed by Andrew Nicholson, Mary King, William Fox-Pitt and Tina Cook.

    “I thought that between myself and my farrier husband we could together get individuals and companies on board to help support this amazing charity,” Carly told H&H.

    “I am completely overwhelmed with how generous people have been with both products and also in donating their own time.”

    Carly suffered from severe respiratory disease last April and spent time receiving care in hospital.

    “I know first hand the distress it caused my family being hospitalised for a length of time,” Carly said.

    “Going into hospital can be an overwhelming and traumatic experience for a child. This appeal will enable GOSH to do everything they can to minimise the trauma for both the children and their families.

    “I am still searching for lots more auction lots so if anyone has anything to offer please let me know.”

    The auction will go live on 15 February from 9pm and ends on 25 February.

    The auction can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/goshauction

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