Local good causes benefit from Scott Trial fundraising

Richmond Motor Club’s Scott Trial Committee hosted their annual charity presentation evening on Friday at the Kings Head Hotel in Richmond.

The evening started with Andrew Swainston, Richmond Motor Club chairman, welcoming everybody and explaining the history of the Scott Trial and how Richmond Motor Club has raised over £215,000 for local charities since it took over the running of the trial in 1991.

The cheques were presented by nine times Women’s World Champion Trials Rider Emma Bristow who has competed in the Scott for many years.

Emma presented the cheques to representatives of the various charities, many of whom expressed their gratitude and explained how the donation would be used.

A total of £10,000 raised from the 2023 trial was given out to various charities (see below).

Beneficiaries of this year’s donations from the 2023 Scott Trial were (in no particular order):

Swaledale Scouts, Swaledale Mountain Rescue, Reeth & Gunnerside School Fund, Ravensworth C of E Primary School, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Great North Air Ambulance, Reeth Young Farmers Club, Swaledale Seedlings (Playgroup & Parent & Toddler Group), Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), Hambleton and Richmondshire MS Society, Richmondshire Cricket Club, Moorland Association, DELTA, Holmedale Pre-School, Wensleydale Rugby Club Development Fund, Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust, ACU Benevolent Fund, Mowbray Suite, Home Start, Just The Job, Marrick Parish Council Village Hall Fund, Trinity Holistic Centre, Reeth & District Community Transport Ltd, Reeth Literary Institute Trust, Foundation, RSACC CIO, Marie Curie.