29th January 2014, Bramley, Surrey. Spinal Research is delighted to announce that International event rider and Olympic team silver medallist, Nicola Wilson will be joining Mary King, Nick Skelton, Claire Lomas, Francis Whittington and Andrew Gould as an ambassador for ‘Saddle Up’.
‘Saddle Up’, the dedicated rider campaign for Spinal Research, has grown from strength to strength since it was launched 13 years ago and with the fantastic support it has received from equestrian riders and the public this has enabled it to continually fund vital and groundbreaking research into finding an effective treatment for paralysis.
Every day three people in the UK and Ireland are told that they will never walk again; their lives and those of their families are changed forever. Too many riders, both amateur and professional, are paralysed each year as a result of a riding accident. The charity, is therefore, appealing to equestrian enthusiasts, riding clubs, Pony Clubs, riding schools, equestrian centres and livery yards to support it by organising a fundraising event such as a charity show, tack sale, quiz night, or by holding a sports event.
Nicola is fully supportive of this wonderfully important charity and is calling for as many people to make a New Year’s resolution by holding a fundraising event, and everyone who signs up to run an event by Friday 4th April, will be entered into a draw to meet Nicola at a competition, with the person raising the most money from their event not only getting the chance to meet Nicola, but also the opportunity to follow Nicola and her team around at a competition to see how they work together to produce such top level event horses*.
Nicola says. “I was very honoured when Spinal Research approached me to be one of its Charity Ambassadors for Saddle Up and I had no hesitation in accepting, as I firmly believe the work that this awe inspiring charity does, will one day positively alter the lives of so many people who have suffered life changing spinal injuries and therefore couldn’t be more delighted to support this fundraising initiative”.
To be eligible for this fantastic opportunity to meet one of GB’s leading event riders, please register your idea or activity online here or call our ‘I believe’ New Year Resolution hotline on 01483 898786 by Friday 28th February 2014.
* Terms & Conditions will apply