SEPTUAGENARIAN COMPLETES EPIC FUNDRAISING HORSE AND WAGON JOURNEY
DAISY Sadler, 73, and her Belgian draft horses Olive and Arthur are now safely home after completing an epic 1,000-mile journey from Banbury in Oxfordshire to Falkirk in Scotland and back in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.
Inspired by the tragic story of Imogen Whitby, a two-year- old who died of a brain tumour in January 2017, Daisy originally hoped to raise £5,000, but her total now exceeds £20,000.
Daisy, along with horses Olive and Arthur and dog Tad, left Banbury in April. Olive, 13, and half-brother Arthur, 11, weigh nearly two tonnes between them and have lived with Daisy since they were imported from Germany in 2013.
The Belgium draft horse, also known as a Brabant, is one of the strongest of the heavy horse breeds and is able to pull tremendous weights.
Daisy said: “While the journey itself wasn’t without its fair share of challenges, I am so proud of Olive and Arthur.” You can donate to the Imogen Whitby Fund via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sydsplodsgoesnorth.