Charity Show raises £5731!
Yvonne Maclean had always wanted to do something to give back to the EGSF after her horse Mal recovered from EGS and a fun show seemed fitting. She writes: I actually cannot describe how much support we got for the event. We had over £4000 donated in raffle prizes and 107 competitors which was amazing. My total in the Just Giving page is sitting at £5731, and I am absolutely delighted with the generosity from people.
We had posters up in the awareness tent but also stories of the horses lost to EGS so that they could all be remembered on such a fun day. They also each had a special rosette donated along with their story and these were given to each winner. Douglas Swaffield from Conanvet gave a talk which everyone thoroughly enjoyed and as a result of this talk, someone who is currently nursing her 2 year old filly through EGS phoned Jo Ireland on the Monday morning and has enrolled 10 of her horses onto the vaccine trial – a huge result for the day.
To sum up, we had fun, learnt something, there was something for everyone to do and everyone went away having enjoyed themselves and wanting to come back next year to support us all over again. I am extremely grateful for all the support the event got from local businesses and people who donated raffle prizes, the sponsors who allowed fantastic prizes for the day, the photographer who came out all day and is donating £2 from every picture sold , the volunteers and judges who gave up their time and put so much into delivering a fantastic day and last but not least, the competitors, who all came and stayed in great spirits throughout the day.
Well done to Yvonne and to everyone who was involved on the day. This is a significant donation and we are delighted that the show was such a success!