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    Weʼve raised £4,740 to Help Ed Barrett set up home following breaking his neck Point to Pointing in April 2015

    Upper Sapey, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 21st October 2016

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    Ed Barrett unfortunately broke his neck point to pointing April 2015. I have known Ed since teaching him as a young lad in the Clifton on Teme Pony Club. I helped him achieve his teaching exams and Pony Club A Test before he then joined my brother Ed Walker and his wife Polly down in Devon. Ed had always wanted to be a jockey. He spent 5 seasons there before freelancing and then working as Assistant Trainer to Henry Daley. What has happened to Ed could happen to any one of us. So many of us have race ridden or in some way been involved with horses. These accidents are not just limited to horses, they can happen anywhere.

    Ed is the son of David and Sally Barrett who farm and have a riding school just outside Bromyard in Herefordshire. Ed also has a brother Russell. They are an extremely close family and you can only imagine how hard it has been for them. It is the underlying dread of any parent of a jockey. Ed is still very young, in his 20s. And whilst he has made huge improvements as a result of his endless persistence and determination. And he has received second to none care at Oswestry and at Lord Oakseys House in Lambourne, the reality is not one of us would like to be in his shoes. His life has changed. It will never be what he initially intended. It has been extremely tough for Ed.

    So I have decided to try and do something positive about the whole situation to help raise funds for Ed to help him eventually set up home. I wanted to something that gained enough respect to gain support for the whole cause. So 2 days before my 47th birthday I am taking on one of the toughest triathlons The Welsh Ironman. Based in Tenby it is a cruelling 2 1/2 mile sea swim followed by 112 miles of hilly bike ride followed by 26.6 miles running. It is a huge challenge for me. I am old! I have lots of niggling old fall injuries and osteoarthritis in my left hip. BUT I have 2 legs and 2 arms that work and I am forever grateful for that. So please please support me



    • Emma Carpenter5 years ago
      Emma Carpenter

      Emma Carpenter

      5 years ago

      Well my job is done! I completed the IM Wales on Sunday 18th in 15 hrs and 15 mins. Faster than anticipated! It was an amazing day and with the presence of Ed and his family also emotional. I cannot thank you all enough for all your generosity and support. The total is nearing £10,000 in total including this page, absolutely amazing. This will help give Ed the freedom to make some choices with regard to his next move. Maybe trying some sports at Stoke Madeville? Getting a dog? Setting up home? Lots to think about. Mission so far completed!

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    • Emma Carpenter5 years ago
      Emma Carpenter

      Emma Carpenter

      5 years ago

      With less than 9 weeks to go it is 35 C and I am training hard whilst balancing having the kids at home and various camps. Saw Ed last week as he is now back home. He has come a long way in just over a year but the reality is none of us would wish to be in his situation. Adjusting back to home life is hard. It is a lonely and frustrating existence. A lot of realities to take on board. He had flown the nest 7 years ago and now he is back home and dependant again. If you have not already done so please just give £5 to help Ed go forward. Xxx

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    • T Robbins

      T Robbins

      Oct 18, 2016


    • The Orchards

      The Orchards

      Oct 17, 2016

      Well done Emma you are amazing ! Wishing you Ed all the very best for the future.




      Oct 17, 2016

      Well done with all your efforts. Best wishes, Patsy Bomford x


    • John Bland

      John Bland

      Oct 11, 2016

      Just read your article in the Greater Whitbourne October magazine. Amazing. Well done and good luck for the future.


    • Will & Diana Gaskin (Dymock)

      Will & Diana Gaskin (Dymock)

      Oct 5, 2016

      Emma well done with your fund raising, your determination and commitment is an inspiration to others. Ed we think about you a lot, all the very best for the future.


    • Shelsley Herbs  & Flowers

      Shelsley Herbs & Flowers

      Oct 3, 2016

      Well done Emma


    • sue


      Oct 1, 2016

      Best wishes for the future Ed


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