Some members of the Herd have made the journey to Ascot...
Ascot racegoers will get the chance to put their money on a unique set of horses this weekend when a team from Hospice in the Weald’s now famous herd visits the prestigious racecourse.
Thousands of punters will be able to see four of the of 24 stunningly painted life-size horses which have been on show this summer as a major free public art installation across West Kent and East Sussex. Then they can bid to own the unique models, with names such as Jockey and First Past the Post.
Emma Whittington, Campaign Project Manager said: “With ITV covering the race meeting, it’ll be a perfect chance to spread the word even further about our Herd of the Hospice? campaign. We’ll be there to tell racegoers all about the horses and invite them to make a bid.
“The whole herd of 24 will be up for auction at a special event in Tunbridge Wells on October 11 but if the bids we get at Ascot are not beaten on the night, then the lucky racegoers will find they really have backed a winner!”
Herd of the Hospice? is one of the biggest fundraising drives ever run by Hospice in the Weald which needs £7 million a year to maintain its vital work in the community.