Rid­ers across the county sup­port Air Am­bu­lance

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

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.”

Pic­tures: Paul Amos FM3367197, FM3367351

Ni­cola Peters and Er­win Van-Looy en­joy the sun­shine at the Great Chart Happy Hack, as does Amanda Ham­ley, right

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