Charity Nets Nearly £40,000 At Plumpton
Morning on the gallops and day at Goodwood raises £850 at auction
Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre expects to be nearly £40,000
better off thanks to a fundraising race day at Plumpton Racecourse.
majority of the money is raised from an auction. Items going under
the hammer included a morning on the gallops for four people with
trainer Amanda Perrett at Pulborough, followed by a day's racing
at Goodwood in May, including a gourmet picnic.
were also 2004 nominations to Celtic Swing, which raised a massive
£5,000, and to Silver Patriarch (£1,900), as well as
a box at Cheltenham (£1,300).
which takes in ex-racehorses to assess and re-school with the ultimate
aim of re-homing them, relies almost exclusively on fundraising
events and private donations so the Plumpton race day is a major
date in the charity's calendar.
Oldfield, the hands-on chief executive of Sussex-based Moorcroft,
is delighted at the success of this year's event.
always, we're indebted to everyone who generously donated items
for the auction," he said. "And, indeed to all those who
contributed to the success of the event."
who would like to support Moorcroft can do so by making a donation
or by purchasing Moorcroft Christmas cards - call 01403 791916 or
log on to www.mrwc.org.uk for