We all know of Cancer, it happens to other people. The Surrey Spring Show has been established by a group of friends who have all been touched by this disease. The idea to raise money with a charity show began when dear friends Sam Holland & Sue Alkin were both diagnosed. The Show is being run to raise funds for The Royal Marsden Hospital (where Sam continues to receive her excellent treatment); and St.Catherines Hospice (Crawley) that cared so wonderfully for Sue. The committee and everyone involved have given their time for free and every penny of the proceeds will go to the two charities. Thank you for your kind and generous support.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer centre, providing the very best treatment and care for more than 40,000 cancer patients every year.
It is also at the forefront of cancer research. The Royal Marsden's work influences how all cancer patients are treated and cared for, not just in its own hospitals but all over the world.
St Catherine's Hospice
St Catherine's Hospice is a charity dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers. For over 25 years they have been providing high quality hospice care, free of charge, to people living in Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and East Surrey.
Anita has been involved with horses for 60 years and owns a local livery yard and smallholding that keep her very busy. Anita and her family have been keen supporters of local shows for many years. Anita has much judging experience and has run many show jumping events over the years as well as breeding and showing Arabs. Anita's great friend Sue Alkin was cared for so well by St Catherine's Hospice that she decided she would like to help raise some money for this worthy charity.
Contact Details: tel: 07703304939 or 01342 892169
Sharon has had horses most of her life, in the last 7 years she has fund raised for many local charities including: The Blonde McIndoe Research Unit at the Queen Victoria Hospital; The Children's Trust &The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. To date, Sharon's fund raising activities have included hosting banquet dinners and trekking in Iceland, The Himalayas, The Andes, Kilimanjaro & The 3 Peaks (24hrs) in England. Sharon rides and her family participate in many different equine disciplines.
Contact Details: tel: 07595841927
Liz learnt to ride as a child but gave up due to a major injury in her early twenties. Liz's family ride and have horses, her Nephew and Niece are both active members of the local Pony Club and regularly compete. <br /><br />
Liz has been involved in the Charity sector for 25 years and has fund raised for many charities during this time.
Contact Details: tel: 01342892180
Sam has ridden since a small child and has had horses all of her life. She had to slow down for a short time whilst fighting her cancer but now she is back in the saddle. Sam has helped her Mum, Sharon, to raise money for various charities over the past seven years and since her cancer it has been the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (Bud Flannigan Dept) that has been the focus of her support.
Contact Details: 07909 902255
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Zoe is Mikey's sister and therefore Sam's sister in law and has been mad about horses since being a toddler. She has a very spoilt, overprotected retired rescue horse Harry who lives the life of luxury!
Contact Details: 01825 790740 or 07770 588896
Mikey (Sam's Husband) is a keen hockey player and plays for East Grinstead 1's, Mikey is a key member of our committee and takes time out to help all he can with his families fund raising efforts
Contact Details: 07771 665160