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Tarmac holds charity gymkhana

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Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Works organised the second annual Gymkhana, in aid of Belvoir Vale Riding for the Disabled, on the field adjacent to the plant.

The community event raised £100 for the charity, which is based in Colston Bassett and offers equestrian opportunities for adults and children with disabilities.

This was the second Gymkhana that Barnstone cement works has organised, following the success of the event last year. This year’s fundraiser involved two showing classes, six gymkhana games and clear round jumping. There was also a barbeque.

Josie Morrissey, Environmental Co-ordinator at Tarmac’s Barnstone Cement Works, who was one of the organisers for the event, said: “We would like to thank everyone who got involved in helping us making this a really successful and enjoyable day. We were really keen to support Riding for the Disabled in Colston Bassett as they do some excellent work in helping young people and those with disabilities to learn to ride. It was a great way to bring members of the community together to have fun and raise money for a good local cause.”

Lesley Davies who runs the group at Colston Bassett and is a qualified County Coach for the North Midlands RDA, said: “We’d like to thank Barnstone Cement Works for their hard work in putting on this event. Spending time with the horses can have a huge impact on the confidence and self-esteem of young people and those with disabilities and provide an interest and love of animals for life.”

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