Previous Fundraising Events
Hunt Staff Benefit Society Silent Auction
Following the previous years' successes, the Hunt Staff Benefit Society again held a Silent Auction at the Cheltenham Evening Race Meeting. Details of auction lots were available on the internet and it was also possible to place bids online. This proved a great success and it is hoped to run a similar Auction at the next Cheltenham Evening Race Meeting.
Cheltenham Evening Race Meeting
Cheltenham Racecourse once again allowed the Society to benefit from a sponsored race at the above Race Meeting. As in previous years, we had the use of the National Hunt Room for Members of the Society and their guests where supper was on offer.
A number of fund raising initiatives complemented the Evening, such as an Adopt a Horse Competition and a Bucket Collection as well as the Silent Auction.
This is an annual event held at the Hunter Chase Evening Meeting in May and it usually achieves a profit of over £20,000 for the Society.
Hereford Charity Race Day 2006
The Union of Country Sports Workers held a Race Day at Hereford Racecourse on Sunday, 5th November, 2006. There was be a Silent Auction, a Whisky Raffle, a Hound Parade, Horse Shoe Making Demonstrations, a Charity Race and much more. The day ended with a Firework Display organised by Hereford Racecourse. All proceeds for the day were distributed between the Air Ambulance, Hunt Staff Benefit Society and the UCSW Legal Fund. We were presented with a cheque for £1,000 at a meet of the Cotswold Hunt on Saturday, 16th December.
Highgrove Garden Tours 2006, 2007 and 2009
Our Governor, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, very generously opened his Gardens at Highgrove for the Society where we were able to hold two Garden Tours each year followed by either lunch or tea.
In 2006 both meals were followed by a talk from Marcus Armytage and after lunch a small number of lots was auctioned by Mark Hill. The day was a great success and a profit of over £22,000 was raised for the Society.
In 2007 a profit of over £8,500 was made. Less people attended the 2007 Tours as only those who had been on the waiting list in 2006 were invited. In addition, unlike 2006, there was no acution at the Lunch and no sponsorship to cover the expenses.
The 2009 Tours were again fully supported and everyone was, as usual, very impressed with the gardens.
Polo Match At Cirencester Park Polo Club 2005
A Royal Charity Polo Day at Cirencester Park Polo Club was held to raise money for the Society. The day included a Champagne Reception, Lunch with an Auction followed by the Polo Match, Afternoon Tea and a second Polo Match. A handsome profit of £71,000 was made for the Society.
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