BY AUDREY GREGG
CHRISTMAS Charity Pleasure Ride has been organised by Joan
Cunningham from her stables at 50 Lisburn Road, Saintfield on
Saturday, December 6.
Last year's event raised £5,000 for orphans
in Uganda and Rwanda, many of whom have lost their parents to
AIDS, or who were murdered. The orphanage established by Rock
Children's Family, a project funded by Rock Ministries (NI),
urgently need more funds to extend the Orphanage and care for
the children's needs. Joan is asking everyone taking 1 part in
the event to dress up as Santa. Special prizes will be awarded
to the best and the event will be judged by a special celebrity.
Riders meet at 12 noon at the stable yard and
glasses of mulled wine and mince pies will be available prior to
the event at 12.45pm.
The ride, strictly a hack, will 7 take place
along roads and laneways and is scheduled to be at the Main
Street, Saintfield at 2.15pm. Santa will he on board a
horse-drawn carriage and will later join carol singers around
the Christmas tree.
A festive lunch will be served afterward and
children will get another chance to meet Santa. 4 Donations
including lunch will be £20 for adults; £10 for children. Lunch
alone will be £5.
For further details ring Joan on 97519030 or