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Wessex Metal Detecting Association raising funds for the IJF

Wessex Metal Detecting Association raising funds for the IJF

by IJF |  20 Mar 2018

Over the last 30 years the Wessex Metal Detecting Association has helped raise over £50,000 for numerous worthy causes and charities.

This year they decided to help the Injured Jockeys Fund, specifically Oaksey House rehabilitation centre in Lambourn, which is currently undergoing refurbishment.

Recently, with the help of generous landowners, who provided land for detecting, £3,250 was raised in just 5 months.

Almost every Sunday during this period, around 20 to 30 of our club members enjoyed pursuing their hobby in some stunning rural locations, happy in the knowledge they were helping such a worthwhile and important facility for the unfortunate people injured in the pursuit of riding.

Although many people enjoy watching the “Sport of Kings”, those who are at the sharp end sometimes suffer debilitating injuries. This is our way of giving something back – caring for these unfortunate victims and helping with their rehabilitation. After the thrills and excitement they have given us, this is the least we can do.

Due to the weather and the availability of land, the amount we raised was just short of our target figure. However, we will continue with our support over the next 12 months and hopefully we will soon reach our target of £5,000.

We are always looking for new areas to detect, so if there are any landowners who would like to be associated with us, and to help the Injured Jockeys Fund, please get in touch. We cannot reach our target without your help.

You can reach us by email – please contact:

Darren Mills   or   Allan Ashford


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