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Wooden Horses prove a winner for Charity

The Gwent Branch of the Farmers’ Union of Wales recently organised a “Wooden Horse Race Night” to raise funds for the President’s charities Alzheimer’s Society Wales and Farming Community Network.

The event attracted over 200 people and raised in excess of £4,100 with donations still being received.  The horses were auctioned off for the 6 races, with the winners going forward to a Grand Final, which was very keenly contested.

Musical entertainment was then provided by Ricky Jenkins A.K.A Elvis, which kept everyone going well into the night.

The event was held at Ty Oakley Farm, Hafodyrynys, and CEO Glyn Davies said:

“A huge debt of gratitude is due to Howard Vicary and his family, who were hosts for the evening.  They put an enormous amount of work into preparing for the night and it is pleasing that it all proved worthwhile.

“I would also like to thank everyone who helped on the evening, our sponsors, and all those who donated to the cause.  The amount raised is fantastic and will help our charities continue their important work.”