“My daughters and I were eagerly making plans for the year ahead. Little did we know what was around the corner, which following a horrific riding accident in March, resulted in me being airlifted to the Salisbury Spinal Unit with a major spinal injury leaving me paraplegic with two dependant young children.
“Rushing around as all us mums do never would I ever of imagined that only a short while later I would by lying in a hospital bed for 6 months. The whole ordeal has been a roller coaster of emotions above all when you are told you will never walk again, yet still trying to be strong for your children. Every day is one I get through for my family.
“The support I received has been amazing but above all I would like to say a huge thank you to the Mark Davies Injured Rider’s Fund for all their help what an absolutely amazing charity and group of people. It is so easy to turn a blind eye to the amount of work this charity do but from one simple email to their website from my hospital bed I have been blessed by their hands-on approach to helping me and my family.
“They have not only enabled me to have hydrotherapy at The Pinder Centre near Winchester but donated money towards special equipment required to make life easier for me and my children.
“Before becoming mum to them, I was a competitor in my younger days competing at BHS Eventing and what happened to me could happen to anyone at anytime. No one knows what life holds around the corner which is why I think every horse owner should be supporting this amazing charity.”
THANK YOU TO LESLEY FOR HER KIND LETTER OF THANKS SENT TO HORSE & HOUND MAGAZINE