Mucking in raises cash to fight cancer

09:10 23 May 2013

Caitlin Haydon-Sycamore pictured with Sunny the pony, was busy raising money for Macmillan cancer charity at Devenish Pitt stables. The eight year old who attends Mrs Ethelston

Caitlin Haydon-Sycamore pictured with Sunny the pony, was busy raising money for Macmillan cancer charity at Devenish Pitt stables. The eight year old who attends Mrs Ethelston's Primary School in Uplyme was sponsored to muck-out the stables. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhv 1711-20-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Eight-year-old Caitlin raises more than £200 for cancer charity.

A young fundraiser from Rousdon rolled up her sleeves and mucked in to raise more than £200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Caitlin Haydon-Sycamore, who attends Mrs Ethelston’s Primary School, took part in a sponsored muck-out and helped groom the horses at Devenish Pitt Stables in Farway, where she goes riding.

It has been a difficult time for the eight-year-old after her mum Dana was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer in Janaury 2012. However, she was keen to give something back to a charity that helped her mum, who finished her treatment last September and is now doing well.

Caitlin thoroughly enjoyed her day of mucking out and grooming.

She said she felt great about raising £216.50, especially as she enjoyed the day a lot.

Caitlin was really pleased that she also got to groom Freddie, who was the first horse that she rode at the age of four.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 08:55
Honiton ladies in Yetton Plate action. Ann Brown, Ann Hillyear and Carol Smith watching the last wood of their 18-16 win.

Honiton ladies have bowled their way into the final of the Yetton Plate national championship, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:49
Mark Courtney congratulates James Flory on his glider solo at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

James Flory from Culmstock, who joined Devon and Somerset Gliding Club in the autumn, has soloed his first glider at North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Clyst St George are adding another age-group side to their youth section this summer to deal with the burgeoning numbers at the club, writes Conrad Sutcliffe.

Read more
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Kenyan tea growers Paul Tiony (left) and Wilson Tuwei, who head Sireet OEP. Sireet tea is used in more than 40 blends, widely available in the UK.

Fairtrade Fortnight – the annual event to promote Fairtrade products – is now on in Exmouth. It runs until Sunday, March 8, and includes discounts in some shops and a visit from a Kenyan tea grower. Samples of Fairtrade products will also be in the town centre later in March.

Read more
Monday, February 23, 2015

Honiton Under-11s were involved in a round-robin festival at Sidmouth, writes Luke Owen.

Read more
Monday, February 23, 2015
Tont Pinder in cross country action

Axe Valley Community College student Tony Pinder has been selected to represent Devon at the National round of the Schools Cross Country competition.

Read more

Local Weather

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 1°C

Most Read News

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder