The Ride is non-profit making, run by volunteers and exists to raise money for local charities.
Each rider must raise a minimum of £35 sponsorship (or sponsor themselves for a minimum of £35), and all sponsorship monies must be paid on the day, in cash or by cheque.
Over the years the Ride has been running, our riders have raised in excess of £250,000 for charities.
The beneficiaries of the 2018 Ride will be:
Each year the Station Commander and RAF Halton support a number of local charities. When we have the details of which charities they will be supporting this year, we’ll post them here.
Based at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire, the Air Ambulance operates seven days a week in daylight hours. It carries life saving equipment and is crewed by a pilot and two paramedics. The paramedics are provided by the NHS; all other costs are funded by the Trust. One in every eight incidents attended by the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance is a riding accident, so helping fund the continued operation of the ambulance is important to all riders.
The Riding for the Disabled Association helps over 24,000 children and adults in the UK to ride, offering them the chance to regain mobility and a sense of achievement.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains hearing dogs to alert deaf adults and children to everyday household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings. Dogs are provided completely free of charge and provide life-changing independence, confidence and companionship to their deaf recipients. The Charity supports the deaf person and hearing dog throughout the whole life of the dog which is typically 10 years or more.
The Pepper Foundation is a registered charity which funds the hospice at home children’s nursing team managed by Rennie Grove Hospice Care (RGHC). This innovative paediatric team, known as the Pepper Nurses, offers specialist palliative care and support to children with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness throughout the Chilterns area of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire
The UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. Our pioneering research relies on dynamic fundraising and the help of our tireless supporters.
Offers support and guidance to youth clubs in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes by providing services and activities designed to make youth work in affiliated clubs as effective as possible, as well as offering advice and training for club leaders and management committees.
Many of the staff who make the ride run smoothly on the day – mounted and foot stewards, office staff, check point officials – are volunteers from the Kimblewick Hunt. Without their help we couldn’t run the ride.