Horse power raises charity cash

Supporters used horse power to raise more than £1,000 for the work of first aid charity St John Ambulance with a ride through the Chatsworth estate last week.

More than 60 riders braved wind and rain on Sunday, June 12, to take part in the sponsored 12-mile ride through private grounds not normally open to the public.

Organiser Carolyn Pope, a member of the St John Ambulance schools training team, said: “We all got wet, but it was great fun – and a real privilege to see some of the beautiful countryside that is usually out of bounds to riders.”

A total of £1,200 was raised by the event.

Everyone taking part received a rosette and prizes were awarded to those who raised the most for the work of St John Ambulance in Derbyshire.