Fundraising appeal replaces money stolen from Catterick Saddle Club

Catterick Saddle Club's Christmas event.

A fundraising appeal launched after a theft at Catterick Saddle Club has replaced all the money that was stolen.

Almost £500 in cash was taken during the club’s the annual Christmas show on December 22.

The money was stolen from a cash deposit box in the club’s office.

The cash would have helped the club look after the horses during the winter months.

Following the theft, an on-line appeal was launched to raise £200 to replace some of the stolen money,

The appeal, however, has so far raised £630 for the club.

It was launched by saddle club user Louise Dickens.

She said: “I attended the Christmas show jumping like we do every year and the majority of their competitions.

“We like to support them because they are so welcoming, friendly and well run for all abilities.

“I was heartbroken for (club manager) Lacie when I heard and thought I must do something to try and help them replace some of the funds.

“I thought the target of £200 was ambitious but we have completely smashed that.

“Everyone’s kind words, generosity and support has meant the world to Lacie but made me realise what a great horse family we have in our local community.”

For details on the appeal click here.