IT was with great pleasure that, on behalf of Gillian Creighton of Connell Hill Equestrian Centre, Randalstown and Lyndon McKee Photography, a cheque for £1650.00 was presented to Ashley Black, Rheumatology Nurse Specialist and Laura Treon, Rheumatology Nurse Support at Antrim Area Hospital (AAH) Rheumatology Department recently. This amazing amount of money was collected at the Charity Show held at Connell Hill on September 4.
Lyndon McKee attends AAH Rheumatology Department for monthly biological/ chemotherapy treatment and is proactive in helping to raise funds to support their services. Lyndon is a talented, non-profit photographer and attends the shows at Connell Hill each week to capture the action. Connell Hill kindly hosts a Charity Show each year, as a thank you to Lyndon for supporting the shows there to take photographs.
Sincere thanks are extended to all the generous sponsors of this year’s Charity Show for all their support, which helped to make the show such a special, friendly and successful competition with fantastic prizes in every class.
The sponsors were: Island Safety Specialists; Mossgrove Farm; Bellisle Equestrian Store, Coleraine; Ballylurgan Farms; Antrim Chase; Clonkeen Equestrian; Dodds Travel Holidays; Temple Trailers Sales and Service; Grace and Liam McGarry; Alana Lavery; Chip Chip Hooray; Norman Gordon and Sons; Hill Farm Horses, Ballymena; Ballyboley Inn; and Sylvia Thompson, who supplied all of the rosettes.
Special thanks must also go to Rachel Whann, for all her help and support with the results and media, as well as her work throughout the day of the show!
Antrim Chase also deserves special mention for all their members’ support, help and donations at the Charity Show.
Kat McQuillan of KTM Photography was also incredibly supportive on the day, taking fantastic photos of all the classes. Thank you, Kat!
Most of all, thank you to all the competitors, who came along and supported the Charity Show, and for creating such a fantastic friendly atmosphere. Thank you to each and every one.