Look out for High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire

PUBLISHED: 12:43 14 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:51 20 February 2013

Look out for High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire

Look out for High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire

Mrs Carolyn Cumming will ride on horseback to visit local good causes on week-long charity ride

The High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, Mrs Carolyn Cumming, will ride on horseback from the north to the south of the county between 16 and 23 September to raise funds for and awareness of local community groups and charities.

During her week-long ride, the High Sheriff will visit projects and charities in Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire that benefit children, young people, families and communities.

The Ride begins at the Cowper and Newton Museum in Olney on Sunday, 16 September at 11am. Everyone is welcome to wave the High Sheriff off to a great start.

Projects to be visited during the Ride include Milton Keynes-based Ride High, which helps children with profound difficulties in their everyday lives by teaching them to ride and look after horses. Ride High gives children a positGeo-locationive experience where they can gain confidence and life skills, learn to work as a part of a team, and contribute more fully to the world around them.

In South Buckinghamshire the Ride will visit the Mona Lisa Arts and Media Project, Burnham Beeches. Established in 2009 by artist Rhonda Fenwick, the project connects professional artists with schools, youth groups and churches. Community cohesion is supported by bringing people together in a range of creative art workshops, projects and activities.

A full list of groups and projects to be visited is below.

The High Sheriffs Ride has been inspired by the rural rides of 19th century journalist William Cobbett, who, in the 1820s at a time of great change in England, got on his horse to observe and document the impact of change on local communities.

Carolyn Cumming says: I firmly believe that the well-being of any community begins with local people, and especially with our local voluntary groups and charitable organisations. Their contribution can easily be overlooked in a world where national media dominates.

Julia Upton, Chief Executive of the MK Community Foundation says:Were delighted that Carolyn, in her year as High Sheriff, is supporting the work of Community Foundations in providing much needed funds that improve the lives of those who need it most in our local communities.

People are invited to donate to the good causes supported by the High Sheriffs Ride through www.localgiving.com. Donations will be shared between the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire Community Foundations, who will distribute them to local groups and charities through their grant programmes. https://localgiving.com/charity/highsheriffscharityride?utm_source=charity_10813&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=badge&utm_content=badge

Fundraising for this project has already got off to a great start thanks to the Whitbread Group, which has generously donated 2,500.

Follow the High Sheriffs Ride through daily updates on blogspot: http://hscharityride.blogspot.co.uk.

Timetable and visits If you would like to attend the launch or any of the project visits please contact Sarah Bannister 01908 690276 info@mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk .

Sunday 16 September

  • 11.00 Launch of High Sheriffs Ride in Olney Town centre, in partnership with the Cowper and Newton museum

  • Filgrave Reading Room, Filgrave School, Filgrave

  • Newport Pagnell Youth Club, Newport Pagnell

Monday 17 September

  • St. John Ambulance, Greenleys, Milton Keynes

  • Urban Farm project in Wolverton, Milton Keynes

  • Tinkers Bridge Meeting Place, Milton Keynes

  • Ride High, Great Brickhill

Tuesday 18 September

  • Childrens Centre, Mount Pleasant Playing Fields, Buckingham

  • The Puzzle Centre, Middle Clayton

  • Community Shop, North Marston

Wednesday 19 September

  • Thames Valley Partnership, Chilton

  • Horsewyse, Long Crendon

Thursday 20 September

  • Westcott School and forest school project, Westcott

  • PACE centre, new building, Aylesbury/Stoke Mandeville

Friday 21 September

  • Childrens Centre, Prestwood, Great Missenden

  • The Amersham Field Centre, Mop End, Amersham

  • Mares, Amersham

Saturday 22 September

  • Hedgerley Youth Club

  • Mona Lisa Arts and Media Project, Burnham Beeches

Sunday 23 September

  • End of High Sheriffs Ride: Lady Ryder Memorial Garden, St. Katherines Hospice, Parmoor

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