31 October 2012 North West Area raises £2000 for Jack Berry House Charity
by North West Area Press Release
On Friday 26th October, the North West Area staged its annual Dinner and Prize Giving Evening to recognise the achievements in the Area during the 2012 season.
An excellent evening was organised by Karen Hanmer, wife of North West Trainer Gary, at Hawkstone Park Golf and Country Club at Weston-Under-Redcastle near Shrewsbury. The evening was attended by over 180 guests who were treated to a three course dinner prior to the presentations and then there was dancing to a live band late into the evening.
The winners on the evening where presentations were made by the Sponsors were as follows:
- Leading Horse in the Area: Mr Neale Dalton's Glidewell
- Leading Lady Rider: Jane Williams
- Leading Gentleman Rider: a tie between Sam Allwood and Josh Hamer
- Leading Novice Horse: Mrs S Heap's Mister Tiger
- Leading Novice Rider: Derek Smith
- Leading Family Horse: Glidewell
- Leading Tabley Horse: Rob & Jo Hankey and Brenda Shaw's Time Gentlemen
- Leading Veteran Rider: a tie between Sue Sharratt and David O'Brien
Pointing Photographers Peter and Marilyn Sweet were on hand in their capacity of one of the Area Sponsors to record the Presentations, and many thanks also go to our other Sponsors, Nantwich Vets, Richard Ford, The Coniston Hotel, Shade Oak Stud, The Garton Family, Walter Heys and Richard French for their support of our Championships.
Thanks must also go to everyone who contributed to a Charity Game that we played which raised £750 and special thanks to North West Pointing stalwart Richard Hewitt who paid £250 for a Photo-finish Print of Frankel, signed by Tom Queally winning his final start at Ascot on Champions Day. With the Dinner being a non-profit making event the Area was able to add another £1000 making our contribution to the Jack Berry House Appeal Fund a grand total of £2000. We hope that Jack will soon be able to realise his ambition of providing a venue in the north for the Injured Jockeys Fund to complement their excellent Oaksey House facility in Lambourn.