Saturday, August 06, 2016

Great Britain: Alfie and Poppy making progress with challenge

Loughboroughecho.net - Full Article

August 5 2016
BY MEGAN COX

Seven-year-old Alfie Wilton and his pony, Poppy, are raising money for three charities: The National Autistic Society, the Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association (CICRA) and Cancer Research UK.

AN EAST LEAKE youngster, who has ADHD and autism, is making good progress to meet the challenge he has set himself to trot, gallop, and canter 100 miles for charity.

Seven-year-old Alfie Wilton and his pony, Poppy, are raising money for three charities: The National Autistic Society, the Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association (CICRA) and Cancer Research UK.

Alfie, a Brookside Primary School pupil, initially set himself the challenge of riding 100 miles and raising £300 but he has already surpassed that amount in donations.

The youngster rides Poppy as part of a number of local horse riding groups through the Sport Endurance organisation.

Last year Alfie won the East Midlands Junior Rider of the Year award at the Sport Endurance National Awards and rode a total of 47 miles with Poppy - which led to him setting his own challenge for 2016...

Read more here:
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/alfie-poppy-making-progress-challenge-11693300