The Club has to advise the membership that Adele Edwards passed away peacefully in the early hours of 28th January surrounded by her family. As many members will already know Adele Edwards was a local dressage rider from Stafford who suffered from a particularly aggressive form of cancer. She spent the last year making the most of her horse while she could, and set up the Adele’s Princess Wish Foundation to help a young, local, pony mad girl with a brain tumor to fund equipment, medical care, travel and treatments.
Adele’s dearest wish was that this charity would also be able to help other young children with cancer by making ongoing donations.
Wrekin North Riding Club, who have been helping Adele with the Foundation, have set up a fundraiser page with GoFundMe and all money raised through this will go directly to Adele’s Princess Wish. There isn’t much out there about the charity as yet since sadly Adele was very unwell but hopefully, and with a big effort, we can help by getting it up and running in her memory.
In addition the Club had a very successful day at Hilton Park Arena, near Wolverhampton on 19 January raising money for Adele’s Princess Wish. The day which included showjumping classes, a delicious cake sale and a raffle featuring superb prizes donated by local businesses, raised an amazing £1200 which will shortly be galloping over to Adele’s wonderful charity!
The showjumping classes had a huge turn out and went on all day unlike the cakes donated by the committee and volunteers which were sold out by 1 pm!
Adele Edwards herself brought her beautiful bay dressage horse High Offley Crocodile Rock (or ‘Rocky’ for short) for a final showjumping round accompanied by Elton John’s Crocodile Rock playing over the tannoy,
Showing her real riders grit and determination, and despite quite a few tears from many of us, she steered Rocky to a truly inspiring clear round and first place, and was presented with the sash and first place rosette by the clubs showjumping judge, Sarah Childs.
As a dressage specialist Adele had not “been in the air” for some years and all we spectators were massively inspired by her tremendous bravery and determination which will stay in our memory forever.
Members and non-members alike had a great time jumping indoors and raising money on an otherwise foggy and cold day.
The GoFundMe page set up by Sally Howse, the Club’s vice Chair, to raise money for the people who could not attend is still active and has so far raised £165 . If you would like to assist further the following donation link opens in a separate tab
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A massive thank you to all those who donated Raffle Prizes, cakes, cash and their time to make this such a successful and wonderfully enjoyable day.
If you would like to check out the winning raffle ticket numbers then please refer to the following link which appears in a separate tab:-
If you were not able to stay on the day please email email@example.com to arrange collection of prizes.