BEDE Team Supports

2016 Charity Round-Up


The BEDE team this year have supported many charities throughout the season from Cancer Research to Jerry Green Dog Rescue, through a number of different ways.

Anna (Buntine) decided she was going to Walk All Over Cancer with the 10,000 steps a day in the month of September challenge, which with great support from our volunteers, riders and family she raised around £850! Sam also decided to do a charity driven challenge for the RNLI with H2Only, where you can only drink water for 10 days. We are super proud of both of them!

As far as on event fundraising we have surpassed ourselves this year. At the start of the year at Oasby once again we supported Red Nose Day, by donating £1 from all start fees over the event. Rolling onto Belton in April we worked for the first time with a collective called F.E.A.L (Foxdale Equine Assisted Learning) with a new concept of them manning the XC crossing points and selling programmes with all money from sales going to this great charity, and we are already in talks with them to do more next year! The Round Table were back again at Belton to man the car parks.

This year we were also approached by Phil & Chris Newton who have run the Spinal Research Charity Dressage day for a number of years and felt this year they would pass it over to us to run for the future. This year as per the last it was a great success and both competitors and Spinal Research were really happy and through entries and a raffle we raised over £1200. This year we have decided rather than only one event/day to raise money for this worthwhile charity we are donating £1 from every entry over our unaffiliated events, starting with our winter series on 5th November!

Finally to Osberton, Jerry Green Dog Rescue were back running their charity dog show, which was as ever a great triumph! Sticking with the canines Guide Dogs came in an ran a £1-a-go dog agility over the weekend for the first time, they were really happy with the event and the money they raised. The Baxter family who live on the Osberton Estate really wanted to raise money for Willberrry Wonder Pony in aid of Hannah Francis, BEDE suggested a coffee morning which was really well received, The Baxters also sold the Willberry wristbands to raise the profile of this relatively new charity which a lot of event riders hold near to their hearts. We were all overwhelmed by them raising over £1,000!!

Overall this year the BEDE Team has raised and helped raise over £8,000

If you would like to be involved with BEDE or one of the events next year to raise money for your charity please feel free to get in touch on