Special visitor turns heads

St Michael’s Hospice is used to receiving visitors but last week it welcomed a guest which turned many heads.

Dash, a ten-year-old racehorse who spent his early racing life being trained by the late, great Sir Henry Cecil, was brought to the Hospice in Bartestree by Jo Bowkett.

Jo will be riding Dash for the very first time during the Charity Flat Race taking place at Hereford Racecourse on Tuesday 26th March as part of the St Michael’s Hospice Charity Race Day.

While at St Michael’s, the pair were introduced to Ray Mustoe, a patient who has been a fan of horse racing for many years.

‘It was great to chat to him about his love of racing and meet other patients and members of staff at the same time,’ said Jo, who is based near Pershore in Worcestershire.

‘I’m looking forward to the race on 26th March. I’m a little bit nervous but I know it’s for a great cause.’

Jo is one of a dozen riders taking part in the race, each having to raise a minimum £1,500 for St Michael’s to take part.

To sponsor Jo, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/jo-bowkett1

For sponsorship, hospitality and general admission details relating to the Charity Race Day, visit st-michaels-hospice.org.uk/charity-raceday/