Charity trek is no horseplay for walker

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One man and his horse are making a stop-off in Sheffield as they cover all four corners of England.

Retired manager William Reddaway and his trusty companion Strider will arrive in the city on Wednesday as part of their 2,500-mile fundraising round trip.

William, from Gloucestershire, is taking his horse on a tour of the country via 30 cathedrals - relying on the goodwill of residents and livery companies including Sheffield’s Cutlers’ Company.

The aim is to raise £250,000 to be split between Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre and the Family Holiday Association, which helps provide short breaks for needy families.

William is hoping for a warm welcome as he arrives at Sheffield Cathedral with Strider at 11am.

He said: “It would be great to have a welcoming party when I arrive in Sheffield. The cathedral offers a quieter place than the High Street for stopping with a horse.

“We are looking for local schools or large companies that would like to do some fundraising for our charities, or people who would accompany me on my ride to the centre of town.”

Visit www.rideroundengland.org for details.

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