It was a sunny day when 100 horses and riders assembled near Market Harborough to support their local charitable cause.
Riders gathered from across the county to support the local branch of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The local carers centre, also known as CLASP, organised a sponsored cavalcade. The 100 riders attending rode around local farms and historic points of interest in glorious sunshine, on the August bank holiday. In total the charity estimates they raised £1000 from the event.
James the horse rode round the course on behalf of Pall-Ex, was awarded a rosette for a successful completion. Through sponsorship and a personal donation from Hilary Devey, Patron for The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Managing Director of Pall-Ex, the company raised £300 for this event.
Pall-Ex provides regular funding for the Trust through their 'penny a pallet' scheme. For each pallet which passes through the Pall-Ex trans-shipment hub, one penny is donated. It is estimated this scheme will generate around £25,000 for the trust during the next year.
Pall-Ex was established in 1996 by Hilary Devey to deliver small consignments of palletised freight cost-effectively throughout the UK. In less than ten years, the company has become the No.1 operator of a palletised “hub and spoke” freight network, with over 100 depot locations throughout the UK and Europe and a purpose-built £12M hub in Leicestershire. Pall-Ex offers a comprehensive range of pallet storage and delivery solutions, with access to over 7,500 vehicles and over five million square feet of warehousing in the UK and Europe.