On Friday 15 April, The Shed played host to a charity race night which raised funds for the local branch of Riding for the Disabled. New Yatt RDA is trying to raise enough money to enable them to buy a new weight bearing horse for their older children. RDA is a network of 500 volunteer groups, organising activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting, showjumping and 'Hippotherapy' for up to 28,000 people each year.
The evening at Cokethorpe consisted of eight races, with everyone placing their bets prior to the race and then cheering on their horse, producing a great atmosphere. Lots of fun was had while food and wine were enjoyed. The final race was auctioned, taking the total amount raised to just over £1000.
Many thanks to the race sponsors and to everyone who supported this successful fundraising event.
- Mrs A B Hughes