One week until trainer Kerry Lee takes to the saddle for ‘never to be repeated attempt’ charity race
Kerry Lee’s fundraising page reads:
“No, it isn’t April Fool’s Day! I honestly have taken leave of my senses and signed up to do something I said I never would, namely to ride in a horse race – one which enables me to help raise funds for an outstanding cause who carry out brilliant work, St Michael’s Hospice… Life is short and given this precious opportunity, why not try and raise some much-needed money for a deserving cause? So, I’m electing to get off my backside and go and have a spin myself.”
Kerry will be tackling Hereford’s first charity race to help St Michael’s Hospice, which is a Herefordshire-based charity that has a continuing aim to provide the best possible care for people who have a life-limiting illness, as well as support for their families, friends and carers. Hereford Racecourse’s St Michaels Hospice Raceday will support the charity not only through the charity race, but also via donations through tickets and the restaurant. A 100m Dash running race down the finishing straight will also add to the funds collected on the day, while enabling keen runners to get involved.
The charity race is a mile and a half and takes place on Tuesday 26th March. Kerry rides one of her own horses and is also providing three horses for travelling head girl Jordan Devlin, Justin Bond (previously conditional jockey to Kerry’s father) and friend Belinda Rose who specialises in equine veterinary.
Kerry said: “It’s a week until the big race and everyone at the Bell House is looking forward to it. The team of four is looking to be in good shape with Belinda, Justin and Jordan riding out plenty.
“The fundraising is going well and I smashed the £5k barrier over the weekend thanks to some very generous donations but don’t despair, the race isn’t until next Tuesday so there’s still time to sponsor!
“Training is also in full swing and I went for a run around the track last week – the plan is to make every post a winning one – but most important is the sponsorship for the hospice.”
You can still show your support by sponsoring here: www.justgiving.com/kerryleeracing
You can also buy tickets and find out more about the raceday here.
Good luck Kerry!