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Bucks woman's hobby-horse ride for cancer charity

Sue Castle-Smith wanted to do something unique for Brain Tumour Research.

Published by Dan Gooding at 7:30am 26th April 2020. 3-minute read.

Bucks woman's hobby-horse ride for cancer charity

A horse rider near Buckingham is swapping four legs for two wheels today, all for the charity she loves.

Sue Castle-Smith, who lives in Nash near Buckingham, is Head of PR for the Milton Keynes-based charity which is among thousands of organisations in the third sector which are reeling from a massive financial hit during the coronavirus pandemic.

So today, she's taking on a 3-mile hobby horse ride.

Founded in Padbury and now based in Shenley Wood, Brain Tumour Research is forecasting a 50% drop in income over the next three months putting at risk its vital work to fund research to find a cure and in campaigning for governments and the larger cancer charities to invest more.

She said:

"This weekend we would normally be cheering a huge team of runners taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon for Brain Tumour Research but this, like many other challenge events, is now on hold. The 2.6 Challenge is a great initiative taking place on Sunday to help UK charities.

"Research charities such as ours do not quality for government funding and the progress we have made to improve outcomes for patients with brain tumours is in great danger of being lost. I feel I owe it to the many patients and their families I work with to do my bit."

Instead of riding her horse Mr Fudge, Sue will be taking her faithful hobby horse Nobby on a three mile cross country route.

She is aiming to raise £260 in line with the 2.6 theme of the challenge.

"It's hard during this period of social distancing and self isolation to get out and ride so much and we have mostly been exercising on the yard.

"I have chosen to do my permitted exercise this Sunday on a hobby horse instead!" 

Brain Tumour Research funds research at a network of Centres of Excellence and campaigns for the government and larger cancer charities to invest more to find a cure for this disease which kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. 

To sponsor Sue go to her JustGiving page.

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