Carr Hill’s first hobby horse race has raised £200 for the charity Bloodwise thanks to the support of the school community.
Each mentor group decorated their own hobby horse and selected a student jockey to take part in a year group race before a group of teachers went head to head in the staff race. The charity event was organised by Miss Williams, who, just twelve months ago, was deep in chemo treatment for an aggressive Stage IV lymphoma, which was, in her Oncologist's words 'strong enough to floor a horse', in aid of Bloodwise- a charity dedicated to beating blood cancers.
The event to helped to raise awareness of blood cancer and funds for Bloodwise with students and staff giving a donation to watch the race. Miss Williams also took part in a personal fundraising challenge on 8th June called Man V Horse which is 23 miles of fell, climbing half the height of Everest. Against horses. Miss Williams has raised thousands which will also be donated to Bloodwise.
Miss Williams said: “I'm amazed by the response we had for the hobby horse race. The students and staff got so involved and really showed their support and demonstrated what we can achieve as a school community by working together. It was an absolute delight to show Danielle Richards from Bloodwise what our pupils can do. And even better that we raised lots of money in the process. Thank you to everyone at school who was involved.”
For more information about Miss Williams’ story or to donate click here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sian-williams2019
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