Party reward for equestrian centre's fund-raising feat

An afternoon of fun for all the family will take place at an outdoor venue in Northumberland as a result of its fantastic fund-raising.

Friday, 19th August 2016, 1:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 5:44 pm
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The party courtesy of Metro Radio will take place on Sunday at the Blue Sky Equestrian Centre between Longhirst and Linton.

The centre was one of six community finalists in the Happy Street challenge. It is being rewarded as it collected the most amount of money for the station’s official charity – Cash for Kids.

Although there was a 20-day window, Blue Sky started late as owner Christine Tate was on holiday. However, it managed to raise more than £3,000 in a week.

Funds were brought in via sponsored challenges and activities such as an online public auction, a big run around the lake, race nights and a 24-hour silence.

The total was boosted by one of the regular Saturday car boot sales at the centre, as stalls were set-up where all the proceeds went to Cash for Kids.

The party will run from noon to 4pm and it will include a funfair and pony rides for children, live music, including from Metro Radio competition winners, and a hog roast and other refreshments.

Blue Sky’s bar/cafe will be open until 11pm on the day.

Christine said: “We’re thrilled to have won the challenge. We received great support and the donations for the auction and raffle prizes were amazing. It’s going to be a fantastic event. Hopefully, it will be a sunny day but the indoor arena can be used if it rains.”

Tickets are limited, so they need to be purchased in advance from Christine on 07774 291884.