Riders across the county support Air Ambulance
Horse riders never know when they have to call on the air ambulance.
That’s why more than 140 riders from across Kent joined in with a sponsored ‘happy hack’ around Great Chart, near Ashford, on Sunday morning in aid of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance.
Diane Hogben, who organises the annual ride, said: “It went
‘Being horse riders we never know when we’re going to need them’
really well and we had 140 riders and another £2,000 to go to the air ambulance, so we’ve now given them £17,000 over the past 10 years and we’re very proud of that.
“Being horse riders we never know when we’re going to need them.
“I’ve been in a serious accident myself and although they didn’t come to me, I know there’s the possibility they could have.
“Some of the riders came from as far as Sidcup, Sevenoaks and Thanet. The ride has a good name because it’s relaxed.
“It’s just a hack out, mostly around the fields around Great Chart and is about eight miles, which you can’t do most of the year because of all the crops. Someone did a barbecue for us, which everyone enjoyed.”
Nicola Peters and Erwin Van-Looy enjoy the sunshine at the Great Chart Happy Hack, as does Amanda Hamley, right