Giddy Up! Ladies sponsored horse ride on Studland Heath

In memory of Richard – a sponsored horse ride on Studland Heath (and plenty of chutney and jam making by family members).

“Our sponsored horse ride of all senior ladies, Marilyn, Veronica Pearl and Mary, which included one lady who had never ridden before and took riding lessons especially for this occasion, took place on Studland Heath, Dorset, on 27 August 2018 – Bank holiday Monday.

It took place to help raise awareness of the terrible effects of contact with asbestos and to contribute to the wonderful work that Mesothelioma UK is doing in the field of medicine and research which will hopefully help coming generations.

The horse ride was in memory of Marilyn’s husband, Reverend Richard Bailey, who was diagnosed in June 2016 with Mesothelioma, and who died 10 months later, on 2 April 2017, aged 69 years.  He had extensive contact with asbestos in his late teens, when he worked as an apprentice Carpenter.  Richard’s Ministry as a Vicar and Chaplain, took him to South America, London, Liverpool, Shropshire, and Staffordshire.

The amount raised for the ride and also the making and selling of jams and chutney’s by Richard’s cousins, Pearl and Veronica, was a wonderful £3,572.50.”