Charity team raises ¤5,000
THE BEAUTIFUL autumn sun shone down on 80 locals who took part in a sponsored walk and horse ride last Saturday afternoon.
In its third year, the sponsored walk and ride organised by the committee of the Kilmacanogue Horse Show in conjunction with the Wicklow Diabetes Federation was once again a fantastic success raising in the region of ¤5,000 to be spilt between the two organisations.
Three years ago the McGee family, who are members of the Kilmacanogue Horse Show Committee, decided to organise an event to raise money for diabetes as two of their children have diabetes.
With the help of Fin- ian McEvoy, of Laragh, who organises the walkers, the event became a very successful reality.
Almost 60 horse riders and around 20 walkers met close to the GAA grounds in Roundwood for the starter’s whistle at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday.
Some of the riders were as young as 12 years old with the eldest being veteran rider and local man Frank McDonald who is now in his seventies.
By 3 p.m. all the walkers and riders who had built up an appetite had made their way back to Roundwood.
Murial O’Flynn (Bray Hunt), Ned Duffy, Biddy O’Donnell (wife of the Master of the Bray Hunt), Leona Evans, Daisy and Sophie Evans from Lockhart.
Jane Ebrill on her handsome mount Ramiro Flight and Jess Stacey on her good friend Henry.
At the charity ride out for Diabetes Ireland and the Kilmac Horse Show charities was Roisin Belton.
Sophie Doyle on board her mount Freckles.