Dis­trict trail riders are rid­ing for a cause

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS - By WENDY HUNT

AT next week’s Re­lay For Life event, the walk­ers and jog­gers will be joined by a group of horse riders.

The Mans­field and Dis­trict Trail Riders Club al­ready have 15 horses and riders ready to par­tic­i­pate, but mem­ber Jill Archer says they would al­ways wel­come more.

“Riders do not have to be a mem­ber of the club to join the team,” Ms Archer said.

The group is also on the look­out for walk­ers, as the horses will only be rid­den dur­ing the day, so two legged vol­un­teers are needed to make up the hours dur­ing the night.

The group has a raf­fle go­ing to raise ex­tra funds and tick­ets are for sale at their sponsors Oak­bank Prod­ucts, Gone Rid­ing and Yenck­ens.

The t i ck­ets will also be on sale at the Re­lay For Life event, with great prizes for the win­ners.

Jill Archer ex­plained her own in­volve­ment to the Courier.

“I am a can­cer sur­vivor, my fa­ther died of can­cer and my mother beat it twice,” she said.

“We must find a cure.

“Can­cer touches ev­ery­one, and we shouldn’t lose friends and fam­ily this way.”

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing the riders or walk­ing for them, you can con­tact Jill Archer on 0434 479 348, or you can do­nate through their web page.

PHOTO: Cour­tesy Mans­field and Dis­trict Trail Riders

FROM THE OPEN PLAINS TO THE OVAL: Mem­bers of the Mans­field and Dis­trict Trail Riders Club will for­sake the trails of the High Coun­try next week to raise money for Re­lay For Life’s fight against can­cer.

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