Fundraiser planned to help woman seriously injured in riding accident

Gemma Potts.

A fundraising event will raise money for a woman seriously injured after being knocked over by a horse.

Two and a half years ago, Gemma Potts, from Crook, was left quadriplegic aged 26 when she was injured at an equestrian event.

Friends and family are now raising money to pay for specialist equipment so that Gemma can move home from the nursing home she currently lives in.

Richmond Equestrian Centre is supporting the fundraising drive by hosting a raffle and auction evening from 5pm on Thursday, February 29

The event will be hosted by former Tyne Tees reporter Paul Frost.

Abigail Turnbull, from Richmond Equestrian Centre, said: “All monies raised will go towards buying Gemma the equipment she needs and will help towards funding the ongoing therapy, which she will need once she leaves care

“The evening is guaranteed to be fun and informal with complimentary food and drink, so please come along and help raise some much-needed funds.”

Tickets cost £10 each and are limited to first come, first served.

Call Abigail on 07779 282 665, email or click here for more information.