Mick George Ltd Bag of Gold winners!

We are delighted to share the news that Cambs College RDA has won the 'Bag of Gold' competition run by Mick George skips. The prize of £1000 will make a huge difference to the Group - it will go a long way towards buying new horses to replace our older equines who will soon have to retire.
Cambs College was just one of over 100 local charities to be nominated, 24 of which were put forward to the public vote. We were announced winners after securing the highest number of votes - thank you so much to everyone who voted for us!

We must also thank Kate Lawrence, whose daughter Kodie is a member of Cambs College RDA. Kate was the driving force behind nominating the Group so we couldn't have done it without her!
Kodie and a very cheerful Danny!
Gillian Newsum, Group Chairman, said, "Our lessons provide riders with many benefits. As well as physical and mental improvements, they gain a sense of achievement, a rapport with horses and they enjoy the company and support of their fellow riders. In many cases our group is the focal point for young, disabled school-leavers who can find it difficult to adjust to life after school. This year, 13 of our riders, out of group of 18 regular participants, have qualified for the RDA National Championships. We also have two riders working at para level, one of whom was selected to represent the East Region at the Para Home International competition in April – a huge achievement and a wonderful experience."
Back row - Danny, Kathryn and Beethoven. Front row: Kodie, Rebecca, Gillian and Sean Feeley from Mick George

Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd, said, "It was fantastic to see the community embrace the Bag of Gold competition, the support that the various groups received was overwhelming. This is the third time that we have run the competition in Cambridgeshire and it’s clear to see by the vast number of entries received, just how important this support can be for the development of each nomination."

"Cambridgeshire is our homeland, and as such we are increasingly active within the area supporting activities, individuals, clubs and charities at all levels. The Mick George Bag of Gold competition provides a little more insight to what the community really care about and are involved in within their daily lives. The £1,000 prize fund will undoubtedly make a real difference and should help build to a brighter future. We are proud of our community initiatives and look forward to any forthcoming engagement."

Many thanks to Mick George Ltd for recognising the work we do, and for giving us this brilliant opportunity: the money will make an enormous difference to all our riders.

For more information, please see the Mick George website and the Cambridge News website.