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Tuesday 12 November 2019

Day in the saddle raises funds for Windmill Therapeutic Unit

Scott Mernagh, chairman, and Jim Underwood of Killinick Harriers Hunt Club present a cheque for €4,035 to the Windmill Therapeutic Unit
Scott Mernagh, chairman, and Jim Underwood of Killinick Harriers Hunt Club present a cheque for €4,035 to the Windmill Therapeutic Unit

Simon Bourke

Following a successful day in the saddle, over €4,000 has been raised for an organisation that supports adults with intellectual disabilities.

Organised by Killinick Harriers Hunt Club, this horse riding event saw 150 riders, adults and children alike, travel over a challenging, yet fun, 15km course that included 60 jumps, all of which were optional.

And after a day enjoyed by all who participated, it was revealed that a total of €4,035 had been raised for the Windmill Therapeutic Unit (WTU), a service based based in South Main Street that supports adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

Discussing the event, one of the organisers paid tribute to those who had kindly allowed the riders to use their land for the day.

'The day was organised by a small group from the Killnick Harriers; Jim Underwood would have been the main person behind it. A big thank you is in order for the landowners in Ballycogley who kindly allowed us to use their premises for the event.'

Explaining why they had chosen to donate the proceeds to the WTU, the organiser said, 'One of the landowners has been very involved with them over the years. They were delighted to receive the cheque.'

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