Sam and Charlie on Five Mile Sponsored Ride

sam sherwin horse rideOn Sunday 24th April, ten-year-old Sam Sherwin completed a five mile sponsored ride in aid of Cancer Research. Sam rode from Glapthorn village to Biggin Hill, along Benefield and South Road, passed the chapel and finished at Oundle School’s Have a Go Day.

Sam, who attends Glapthorn Primary School, usually rides once or twice a week with the help of four Oundle School students. He borrows the pony from Glapthorn Manor Stables.

Sam has cerebral palsy, which affects his muscle control, and weekly riding is not only therapeutic, but offers Sam a chance to enjoy the outdoors.

Sam chose to organise a sponsored ride in aid of Cancer Research after a stay in hospital where he met some boys of a similar age who were undergoing treatment for cancer. Sam was shocked by the harshness of the treatment and wanted to do something to help improve cancer treatment.

Sam’s initial aim to raise £100 was comfortably surpassed, and the figure now stands at £440.

By Thomas Lambton – 11 May 2016