Charity horse ride raises over £2,000

On Saturday 10 July, Sophie Henchley and Georgie Heath, from Findon, held a charity horse ride at Muntham Farm, attracting over 80 riders and raising over £2,000 for local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House.

Charity horse ride raises over £2,000Riders opted for either a 4.5 mile or 10-mile route, which took them on an off-road trail through the stunning South Downs, in return for a donation to Chestnut Tree House.

One rider, Catherine Carter, said the event was “fantastically organised and a wonderful day where we made memories we won’t ever forget,” with another, Natalie, saying, “we experienced such amazing views.”Charity horse ride raises over £2,000

When asked why they decided to raise funds for Chestnut Tree House, Sophie said: “We’ve been taking our pony, Fidget, to visit Chestnut Tree House for many years now and you can instantly see the children’s spirits lifting when they see him. Chestnut Tree House receives very little government funding, and they need all the support they can get to continue caring for children and families.

“I’d encourage everyone to get involved and fundraise for Chestnut Tree House. Fundraising is the most rewarding thing you can do – it makes you feel so good knowing that you are making such a difference to local people. It’s the best feeling in the world.”