JOAN Cunningham, organiser of the Saintfield Christmas Charity Santa Ride, was delighted when one of Ireland’s top Equestrian Artists, Leo Casement, kindly presented her with one of his magnificent oil paintings ‘Thundering Hooves 2020’ to raise funds for ‘The Pius Kulama Ugandan Project Fund’.
Over the past 13 years, the Santa Ride has raised tens of thousand of pounds for various charities, but mostly for orphaned and underprivileged children in Uganda, whose parents had either died from Aids or had been murdered.
Last Christmas, a village and community in Uganda received the best Christmas present ever… the “wonderful gift of fresh clean water”.
This year’s Saintfield Christmas Charity Santa Ride was to be held on Saturday, December 5, but due to the recent Covid regulations, it has been postponed until Saturday, December 12. The ride will set off from Andrew’s Yard, 50 Lisburn Road, Saintfield at 12 noon – participants are invited to meet at 11am for a mulled wine reception.
The cost of the ride will be £20 for adults and £10 for children.
Further enquiries, contact Joan Cunningham 07775 860744 or email: email@example.com