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From 14th – 19th May 2012 Paul ‘Barney’ Bamford will be covering over 105 gruelling miles from Yorkshire’s most northerly course at Redcar to the County’s most southerly at Doncaster in his specially adapted mobility hand cycle. His aim is to fundraise for Racing Welfare’s work with injured stable and stud staff. On Barney’s Challenge he will be joined by fellow stable staff, racing fans and celebrities.
With racedays at Redcar and Doncaster plus a feature stop off at York for the Betfred Dante meeting, Barney’s Challenge is the lead fundraising event for Racing Welfare in 2012. You can keep up to date with Barney's Challenge on Facebook and Twitter too!      
 

Updates 4

He's done it! Over £70,000 in donations and they are still coming in! Barney is off to Buckingham Palace to the Royal Garden Party today. What a few weeks for him!

22/05/12 09:20

WOW! We are in Malton, and he's flying along! come and join us at York on Thursday!

15/05/12 13:28

Great stuff, £28,000 added to Barney's Challenge total thanks to Ludlow Charity Day!

10/04/12 11:39

Barney's Challenge is now launched come and support us!

02/04/12 10:07

Raising money for

Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare

Charity Registration No. 1084042

Racing Welfare provide help for those in need, who work, or have worked, in the British racing and Thoroughbred breeding industry. We give professional guidance and support to the unseen army of dedicated stud stable and support staff whose work is vital for the well-being of our sport.

Donations 168

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Donation by Anonymous on 09/01/14

£1.00

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Great stuff

Donation by Bob Richmond-Watson on 21/11/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 26/07/12

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/12

£1.00

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Well Done Barney, 1st part of the money coming in from the Wildcard Racing Golf event at Malton & Norton Golf club..... rest to follow

Donation by Andy Bonarius ( wildcardRacingSyndicate) on 01/06/12

£640.00

+ £160.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 31/05/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Such will and determination to get there but to support others, well done Barney

Donation by Keith and Marie Taylor on 27/05/12

Donation by Olivia Cox Hoare on 25/05/12

£250.00

+ £62.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 23/05/12

£1.00

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well done barney, enjoyed your video clip - the snow added another challenge which you rose to. best wishes

Donation by Christine Turner on 23/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Amazing work from all concerned.Best wishes

Donation by Darrin Marsh on 22/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done Barney. Very proud of you xxx

Donation by Sallie on 21/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/12

£1.00

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Well done Barney. Glad it all went well

Donation by Elaine - (Our Cow Molly) on 21/05/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/12

£5.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 21/05/12

£1.00

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Brad/dungworth school

Donation by andrew brookes on 21/05/12

£1.00

+ £0.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Charmayne Healey on 21/05/12

£1.00

+ £0.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Barney! Very inspiring example to us all. Hope to see you again soon xx

Donation by Eliza Voiceofthe Races on 20/05/12

£10.00

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An outstanding achievement. All for a good cause. Well Done!!

Donation by Julian Wilson on 20/05/12

£100.00

+ £25.00 Gift Aid

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Your an inspiration, a massive well done!

Donation by Jason Mcconkey on 20/05/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Met Barney at Donny Races. inspirational effort!

Donation by stephen barrow on 20/05/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 20/05/12

£5.00

Donation by Anonymous on 20/05/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Barney, you\'re an amazing man!

Donation by Dominique Hamblin on 20/05/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£15,327.00
  • Offline donations£67,336.37
  • Text donations£160.00
  • Total raised£82,823.37
  • Gift Aid£3,484.50

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