The Cheshire Hunt has kicked-off their trail hunting season having raised over £2250 for various charitable causes this year. Throughout the past year, hunt supporters have been fundraising for a number of charities, supporting causes dear to many of their hearts including Riding for the Disabled (RDA), Macmillan Nurses and the North West Air Ambulance.
The fundraising began with a very popular cookbook that collated recipes from hunts all over the world, compiled by subscriber Rachel Cooke. Sales from the cookbook raised £500 for the RDA. Rachel and her husband, Randle, attended the hunt’s local RDA centre at Reaseheath to present them with the cheque and to partake in Pony Club Games with their members.
Following the event, Randle, the Cheshire Hunt South Pony Club’s games trainer, said that “the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all”.
In addition, subscribers Anne Stones and Di Woolley also completed a hike, raising £500 for the Macmillan Nurses.
Like many hunts up and down the country who have been working hard to support local and national charities at their time of greatest need, the Cheshire Hunt collected clothing, food and essential supplies to send to the Ukraine refugees as a result of the war with Russia. The hunt raised a further £500 for The Ukraine Appeal via The Red Cross.
The Countryside Alliance’s Director of the Campaign for Hunting, Polly Portwin, said of the fundraising achievements:
Every year, so many hunts and subscribers, work hard with creative ideas to raise substantial funds for charities. Hunts are strong communities and their generosity in donating to those in need is testament to that.”
The North West Air Ambulance, a charity which provides a service that every hunt follower hugely appreciates but hopes they never have to use, was also presented with a cheque for £750.