The recent charity dinner dance which was held in aid of the Mark Davies Injured Riders Fund in Wrightington, Lancashire, successfully raised just over £1,000 for the Fund.
Sponsored by Supplement Solutions, the dinner dance was held on 26 October and was attended by 40 enthusiastic and very generous supporters. Attendees included the owner of Supplement Solutions Hannah Wild and her husband Henry, the owners of local feed and pet supply company Croston Corn Mill, Horse Massage Therapist Chloe Greenwood, McTimoney Therapist Corinne Metcalfe and local hairdresser Duncan Fisher. Special guest for the evening was Bella Normand (pictured with event organiser Suzanne Simpson and Hannah Wild of Supplement Solutions), a beauty pageant queen who was an active horsewoman as a young girl. Bella kindly presented the raffle prizes on the night and added star appeal to what was a fantastic evening.
A hugely successful part of the dinner dance was the raffle which raised a huge £600. Some amazing prizes were on offer which included a pair of over reach boots signed by the entire British Olympic, European and Pony Dressage teams, a lesson with Olympic event rider William Fox-Pitt and a lesson with show jumper Alan Fazakerely.
Organiser Suzanne Simpson said she was “amazed and so grateful” by the generosity of everyone who attended the event to support the MDIRF. She also expressed her thanks to the Wrightington Hotel which donated a room for the dinner dance free of charge; Supplement Solutions who provided decorations and prizes for table games; event photographer and owner of Equi Events Jane Wightman who sourced many of the raffle and auction prizes; Emma Corrigan who helped with the venue decoration; Katie Hest and Suzanne’s mother and mother in law who helped with organisation and transport; everyone who donated raffle prizes and all of the supporters who attended the event and made it so enjoyable.
The MDIRF would like to thank Suzanne for organising such a successful event. The money raised will help us to keep supporting injured riders and horse lovers who need our help. If you would like to find out how you can help the MDIRF by fundraising, please contact us using the details on our contact page.
You can also see more photos from the dinner dance on our facebook page.