All invited to Horses for Health Memorial Walk

The Great Horses for Health Relay will make a pitstop at Redwings Caldecott in Norfolk next week for a special event – and everyone is invited!

Since 2nd May, a mass relay of horse riders has been taking place across the UK to celebrate the sheer joy that horses have given us, especially in these past challenging 18 months.

It’s hoped the fundraising event will also raise awareness of road safety for riders and the positive impact horses can have on mental health and wellbeing, as well as promote equine welfare and rescue organisations.

All participants have been encouraged to collect sponsorship and donations will be split between a number of equine welfare charities, including Redwings!

The baton will be making a stop at Redwings Caldecott on Thursday 2nd September and we’re marking this next stage in the Relay by hosting a special walk and afternoon tea at the centre.

In honour of the Relay’s positive messages around mental health and wellbeing, we’ll be offering all the chance to take part in a guided Memorial Walk around the centre, where participants can meet some of our rescued residents and hear their stories from the people that care for them.

The walk will also incorporate a visit to our new Memory Garden where a new commemorative plaque in honour of the event has been placed, providing an opportunity for people to remember and reflect on lost loved ones.

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The Memory Garden at Redwings Caldecott

Those taking part can also contribute a photo of someone - or a past equine or pet - they wish to remember which will be displayed in special bunting at the centre.

Following the poignant walk, everyone will be invited to enjoy afternoon tea in the marquee at Caldecott Hall, which will include a delicious selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones and cakes.

The Memorial Walk will be staggered throughout the day so people have the chance to wander in family groups and to ensure everyone can follow social distancing, with the first walk taking place at 10.30am.

Places can be pre-booked through our online ticketing system by clicking here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/horses-for-health-memory-walk-tickets-167700581955 

If those attending would like to send in an image of a lost loved one, they can do so via info@redwings.co.uk by 5pm on Monday 30th August, or bring their photo with them on the day.

We look forward to welcoming you to this special event.