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£3,892
raised of £4,000 target by 129 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,892 to Support the RAC saddle club and help them continue to provide help to young people with mental health illness.

    Funded on Wednesday, 16th September 2020

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    A year ago my daughter, Josie, became seriously unwell with anorexia nervosa. At the time she was a Trampoline Gymnast for Great Britain. She had to give up all sport and was even restricted to only being able to stand for short periods of time. We opted to follow family based therapy and to avoid hosiptal admission. This meant I had to give her continuous close support and treatment at home. I still had to take her sister to ride and look after her horse daily, so Josie came with us. During our visits to the stables ( RAC Saddle Club), Josie developed a connection with a pony called Rosie. Over time, with support and encouragement from the staff at the yard, slowly Josie began to get better. As she grew stronger and better she started to ride. We are now a year from the time when this all began and I have a happier, healthier child, who has developed the most amazing connection with a very special pony. Josie still needs my support on a daily basis, but I honestly believe that we would be a long way from where we are today if the RAC Saddle Club had not be there for us. There are many other young people they have helped in similar ways. The financial implications of the global pandemic will have a huge impact on this club and I want to do everything I can to help, which is why I am running a half marathon to raise money on July 19 2020, exactly a year to the day that Josie first sat on Rosie. This will push me to my limits as I gave up running over 10 years ago due to joint problems and I have only just started again in the past 6 months. I hope to raise as much as I can to keep the RAC saddle club in a position to be able to help young people like Josie.

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    • Nicola Dawson4 years ago
      Nicola Dawson

      Nicola Dawson

      4 years ago

      We did it! A hug thank you to all of you that supported us. We plan to put the money towards building a log cabin overlooking the riding school, to create a quiet, private space for people to go. Without your help we wouldn’t be able to do this, so thank you All once again.

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    • Nicola Dawson4 years ago
      Nicola Dawson

      Nicola Dawson

      4 years ago

      Only 48 hours to go and it’s going to be a hot run! At least we will have horse ice boots ready at the end to put on! Thank everyone for all your support. This is going to such a worthy cause. We really are ‘changing lives through horses’.

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    • Nicola Dawson4 years ago
      Nicola Dawson

      Nicola Dawson

      4 years ago

      Half way to my target today! Hoping to be able to push the target up but thank you all so much for your support so far. My son who is studying sport and exercise science at uni has written me a training programme which I started this week. I now realise why he put the ice baths in it 🤣

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    Supporters

    129

    • Jan Sayers

      Jan Sayers

      Jul 30, 2020

      Congratulations Nicky. A brilliant achievement. Jan x

      £20.00

    • David Fletcher

      David Fletcher

      Jul 28, 2020

      Well done from the Fletchers!

      £50.00

    • Nicki Saxon

      Nicki Saxon

      Jul 25, 2020

      Well done Nicky. Amazing 😊 x

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 25, 2020

      £20.00

    • Jonny murphy

      Jonny murphy

      Jul 21, 2020

      Well done Both. From Dave’s brother Jonny Murphy.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 20, 2020

    • Lindsay x

      Lindsay x

      Jul 20, 2020

      well done Dave x

      £20.00

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