Fundraising Fun


Dengie customer, Helen Plant had a fall at an endurance ride at Thorsby Hall last October, where she had a rather nasty break to her collar bone. Helen was swiftly air lifted to hospital by the Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, and was so impressed with the service she received from the team, that she has been fund raising ever since her accident, in a bid to donate the cost of her trip to hospital.

Helen has been making and selling sock puppets (Frankenhorses) and to date has raised approx. £2000. To help with the fund raising, Helen organised a Dengie Diet clinic for all of her friends at her yard, along with a cake sale and ‘Guess the Weight’ competition.

Dengie Performance Nutritionist, Claire Akers spent a lovely day weighing horses at Helen’s yard enjoying some yummy homemade cakes. The horses and dogs didn’t miss out, with healthy homemade treats on offer for them too! From the sales of cakes, a further £80 was added to Helen’s fundraising pot.

The winner of the ‘Guess the Weight’ competition was Rachel Bloomer with a guess of 13,200kg. The combined weight of all 26 horses that Claire weighed and assessed on the day came to 13,168kg!

If you would like further information on how to organise a Dengie Diet Clinic at your yard, please email feeds@dengie.com with details of where your yard is based and approx number of horses. Please note there is no charge for the clinics or our service but we do ask for a minimum of 10 horses to be seen.