9:00am Tuesday 24th September 2013
By Jess Phillips
A RELAY race organised by a national communications company completed its county leg of the journey last week – on horseback from Leominster to Hereford.
More than 450 employees from AMV BBDO have been raising funds for Brain Tumour Research this month, completing a relay race from John O’Groats to the firm’s London-office.
Inspired by colleague Tom Thake, an account manager who is recovering from surgery and treatment for a brain tumour, participants joined one of 25 legs of the relay and chose their own mode of transport.
These have included cyclists, runners, horseriders, dog-walkers, motorcyclists, buggy-pushers, skateboarders, swimmers and even some dancers and trolley-dashers.
Last Thursday, five riders completed day five of the relay after receiving the baton from the cycling team which had covered 60 miles.
The ride itself was organised by Meadow-Bank Riding Centre in Hamnish, near Leominster, and supported by KC Horse Rescue.
Solveig Tucker, owner of Meadow-Bank Riding Centre, said she was delighted to be able to have helped out with the challenge.
“We had help from KC Horse Rescue so we had them to stop the traffic.
The riders liked all the horses and they were such nice people so we didn’t have any issues at all.
“I followed them in my truck and had a sign to say the horses were in transit to slow people down and help through the railway crossing and all the traffic lights.”
Mr Thake added it had been “great” to see such good come from bad.
For more information about Brain Tumour Research visit brain tumourresearch.org or to donate go to justgiving.com/teams/amvbbdgo.
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