Saddle up to help the Scouts

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HORSE-RIDERS enjoying this year’s Roseden Hill Ride will be helping local Scouts heading to Africa to work on a conservation project.

Proceeds from the 10-mile charity ride will be split between a pony welfare society and the mid-Northumberland Explorer Scouts. In return the scouts will help out with stewarding and cooking up bacon butties for the riders.

“We’ve done all kinds of things to raise the £18,000 we need to get to Botswana,” said Beth Wyld from Edlingham, one of the lucky Scouts going on the trip. “This will be completely different and should be great fun.”

The ride takes place on Saturday, March 31, through the stunning Cheviot foothills starting at Roseden Farm, five miles south of Wooler. Riders can set off any time from 10am to 1pm for £20 per adult, £10 for children. There will also be a shorter three mile route.

Contact Ali Wrangham 07970857603 aliwrangham@btconnect.com for details.