Char­ity team raises ¤5,000

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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.

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