Thanks to you all for entering the Wild Boar Chase yesterday and hope you enjoyed the course designed by Dr John of the RDFCC.
The weather was great and our organising team and Marshalls really enjoyed the event.
You all know that the Wild Boar Chase is not a race – but for your own interest we did record your times. Ryan our IT man, has a day job, and will get the times collated as soon as he can. Just check the Home page of the web site as that is where we will post them.
John Ord the event photographer added: “Well done to everyone who completed the Wild Boar Chase last weekend”.
“Our team captured some fantastic photos and we are pleased to let you know that all of the Humbug Chase images are now online”.
“Photos from the rest of the event will be available within the next few days.
Just go to: www.kinetic-studios.co.uk/services/event-photography/ And hit the View and Buy Event Photos button”.
Some of you asked about T Shirts – so we will re-open T Shirt orders until 31st May. We have had to add £2.50 to the previous price to cover postage and packing. Click here to order
We are interested to hear what you thought about the event. To leave feedback, positive or negative please use the Contact us link on the web site.
The Lions and their helpers are all volunteers and take no money from the event. We do need to pay fees to the Forestry Commission, medics and for equipment hire etc.. However, there will be a substantial amount left which the Lions will donate to causes in the Forest of Dean.
Entry fees from the Wild Boar Chase enabled the Lions to fund a £5,500 Jaundice Scanner for local midwives in the Forest of Dean. The scanner is a non-invasive, small, easily portable device that can be used by the midwives to detect jaundice in babies.
The cheque was presented to the midwives at the Speech House Hotel. Mr Hands (back right), owner of the hotel, generously allows the Lions to base the Wild Boar Chase on the Speech House Field. Holding the cheque are Alan Townley of the Forest of Dean Lions and Anny Read of SevernDean Lions. On the left is Geoff Davis also of the Forest of Dean Lions.
Alan added “The riders in the Wild Boar Chase come here from all over the country and can be rightly proud that their entry fees benefit the local community by enabling donations such as this“.
Richard Smith who accepted the donation on behalf of the midwives said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Forest of Dean and Severn Dean Lions for this amazing support, which will help us to safeguard new babies in the Forest of Dean from serious illness. It is wonderful to see the funds raised by the Wild Boar Chase making a direct impact on the local community, and the Jaundice Meter funded will benefit thousands of families in the local area”