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The North Cotswold Hunt sets the fundraising bar high

The North Cotswold Hunt has raised a staggering £16,300 over the past three seasons for a variety of good causes.

The hunt, based in Broadway in Worcestershire, has donated to different charitable causes, including The James Hopkins Trust, Rugby for Heroes and The Clockhouse Foundation. In addition, further donations have been made to local hospices, four local primary schools and various branches of the air ambulance. The hunt has also donated funds for charities such as Mental Health in Farming Community, RABI, The Injured Jockeys Fund and the Hunt Staff Benefit Society.

As well as conducting trail hunting across their hunt country - which is centred on the town of Broadway and covers some 250 square miles of beautiful hill and vale country in the northern end of Gloucestershire and the southern corner of Worcestershire – the hunt also organises different events throughout the year. It is through those events that the hunt has been able to generate the funds which have been donated to charitable causes.

Christopher Houghton, chairman of the North Cotswold Hunt said:

“We are very proud of our very generous supporters, members and fund-raising teams who help the hunt to support the wonderful communities that we belong to.”

The Countryside Alliance’s Director of the Campaign for hunting, Polly Portwin, praised those involved:

“The generosity of the supporters of the North Cotswold is just yet another example of the selfless work that hunts carry out to assist others in their local communities. Volunteers from hunt supporters’ clubs and different fundraising committees within hunts help to raise much-needed funds through their hard work and are often the unsung heroes of their local pack.

“Hunts across the country regularly support local charities and good causes, and many have also recently taken part in the Countryside Alliance’s Countryside Clean-up, where members of the hunting community joined forces with local residents to help clear up litter which had been dumped in the countryside.”

Registered hunts have donated in excess of £460,000 to different charities over the past year. These funds were raised through the organisation of various activities including hunt balls, race nights, fun rides, raffles, auctions and all manner of other creative ways.

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