Middleham Stables Open Day, which attracted 7,500 people on Good Friday this
year, has raised a record £19,000 for North Yorkshire and horse-racing
Jack Berry MBE, the legendary Yorkshire trainer, handed over cheques to the
local charities and organisations at the Middleham Key Centre.
The beneficiaries included: The Middleham Key Centre itself, Racing Welfare,
Great North Air Ambulance, Middleham Sports Association, Middleham Over 60s
Luncheon Club, Children Today, Middleham Community Fund, Middleham Primary
School, Friends of North Country Theatre, St Alkelda’s Church, Middleham,
Wensleydale High School PTA and Leyburn Town Band.
This year there were a series of very successful afternoon events, including
a Question and Answer session with leading trainers Mark Johnston and Ferdy
Murphy, a mini marathon and a display of retired racehorses.