The Supporters Club has been established for 54 years forming a vital link with the Beaufort Hunt and surrounding countryside as well as raising funds for local charities and organisations.
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Each year the Beaufort Christmas Fair donates money raised to local charities. This year, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, Youth Action Wiltshire and Swindon Refuge Garden all received donations presented at the meet at Easton Grey House on Saturday 18th March.
Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Youth Action Wiltshire received cheques for £4000 each; and Swindon Refuge Garden was presented with a cheque for £2000.
Julie Curtis and her family, organiser’s of the Beaufort Hunt Christmas Fair said: “The Christmas Fair is an important annual event in our calendar; not only does it provide a platform for local businesses on the run up to the festive period but it raises valuable funds for specific local charities, something we are immensely proud to achieve”.
Swindon Refuge Garden raises funds to support the garden project at their residential refuge site, Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Services, which provides a safe and secure place for around 60 families and 120 children every year. The garden provides a safe outside space where the victims of domestic abuse and their families can play, make friends and enjoy the healing therapy of gardening.
Hollie Newhook, Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator for Wiltshire is Air Ambulance said, "We are extremely grateful to Julie, and everyone involved with the Beaufort Christmas Fair for their continued support and this year’s £4,000 donation. As a charity, it costs £4 million a year to keep Wiltshire Air Ambulance's lifesaving service operational, the equivalent of just over £11,000 per day. We receive no regular direct Government funding or National Lottery grants, so rely on generous donations from the public, community groups and local businesses.
”Youth Action Wiltshire is the national award winning ‘Youth Arm’ of Community First supporting local communities in the Swindon and Wiltshire areas, and this donation will be put towards assisting their local initiatives.
Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club donates funds raised at the Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club Annual Horse Show
At the meet on Saturday 14th January 2023 in Badminton, the Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club donated £500 to the Youth Adventure Trust, a local charity which works with children aged between 11 and 16 and uses outdoor activities as a platform for them to build resilience, develop confidence and learn skills to last a lifetime.
A donation of £500 was also given to Julia’s House, an award winning Children’s Hospice in Dorset and Wiltshire, which provides practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with life threatening or life limiting conditions. Richard Meek braved the wet conditions to accept the cheque on behalf of Julia’s House.
Natalie Levin, Philanthropy Manager at the Youth Adventure Trust, who was also presented with the cheque for £500 said “The generous gift from the Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club will have an impact on the young people we support. This money will fund one young person’s place at camp over the summer and enable them to try activities such as climbing, caving and kayaking, learning important skills such as teamwork and communication, and building the confidence to make positive decisions. Thank you to the Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club for supporting us, this donation is very much appreciated”.
Making the cheque presentations were the Horse Show organisers Jill Brack and Jenny Minney, who run the incredibly successful show over the summer and are always pleased to support local charities with some of the funds raised. Jill Brack said “The Summer Horse Show, run for the Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club, is a great day within the local community and we are extremely proud to to support important local charities”.
The Beaufort Hunt Supporters Club is an integral part of the Beaufort Hunt but we encourage anyone who is passionate about country life to join.
We want all our members to feel they are supporting the Beaufort Hunt whilst enjoying a good social calendar raising funds for crucial charities both locally and nationally. All our organisers are volunteers and do a sterling job co-ordinating the events calendar.
Events range from a Winters Skittles Challenge to a sponsored ride, around the beautiful Badminton Park, to a Christmas Gift Fair. We also sell a variety or merchandise which includes jackets, hats, whiskey tumblers to name just a few items.
Our annual membership is £15.00 and Life membership is £75.00.
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Sarah has a passion for all things rural and has been documenting the countryside photographically for 10 years. Her work is regularly featured in Country Life, The Field and Horse and Hound magazines. Sarah also undertakes commercial work for various clients as well as documenting numerous weddings. Full viewing of Sarah’s work can be seen on her website www.sarahfarnsworth.co.uk
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Mrs Julie Curtis
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