Warwick Charity Race
The going was more than good – it was fantastic!
A charity race at Warwick Racecourse raised an an incredible £20,500 for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
The local air ambulance’s own critical care paramedic Philippa Gibbs, who is airbase manager at Coventry, was among the amateur riders taking part.
She is aiming to raise £1,700 from donations – the cost of one mission flown by the air ambulance.
Her appeal has already passed the £1,400 mark, exceeding her original target, and you can still donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/Philippa-Gibbs.
Philippa has ridden horses for most of her life but this was the first time she had taken part in a race.
She said she had thoroughly enjoyed taking part and thanked all those who donated for their generosity.
She said: ‘’I grew in confidence as I went round. It was a great experience and everyone taking part raised a fantastic amount of money.”
Philippa was riding Barra Rotha, a horse trained at KIneton and owned by Bronwen Hurley. She was one of the first patients to be airlifted by the local air ambulance.
The race on Wednesday afternoon was won by Molly Dingwall on Dove Mountain.
The Jockey Club Challenge took place during Ardencote Think Pink Warwick Ladies Day.
The charity challenge was the finale of the Warwick race course’s May Racing carnival.