Members of the Bo Peep Drivers Club presented a cheque to Chailey Heritage Foundation on Friday 24th November for £3,836.76, representing the money raised from the 2017 edition of the Bo Peep Hill Climb.
The event saw 80 classic cars each take on the twists and turns of Bo Peep Lane where visitors were given an opportunity to get up close to the cars in the paddock area.
Rob Bryant, club chairman and organiser said:
“Thank you to everyone that supported the Firle hill climb revival again this year. Were it not for that support this presentation would just not have been possible. Being able to meet some of the children from the Chailey Heritage School today is a heart-warming reminder of why the hill climb is so important to the club and its members. Let's hope that we can build on our success from year to year. It would be great to raise the total sum for the therapeutic horse riding here at Chailey all in one year!”
Each year the charity, known nationally for its work with both children and young adults with complex disabilities such as cerebral palsy, has to raise more than £50,000 to fund its very special therapeutic riding provision.
The Riding Service at Chailey Heritage Foundation is run by trained physiotherapists, and supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. It uses the movement of horses as a therapeutic aid to help develop pupils’ core strength and trunk control.
Sally-Anne Murray, Development Director at Chailey Heritage Foundation said:
“We are delighted that the Bo Peep Drivers Club chose Chailey to benefit from what was a magnificent event. Therapeutic riding here at Chailey is so very beneficial to so many of the young people and this really motivates us to raise the funds needed each year to continue to be able to provide this service.”