VOLUNTEER fundraiser, Emily Drummond-Dunn, 23, had always supported cancer charities but her reasons became much more personal when her 19-year-old sister, Charlotte, was diagnosed with the disease.
Emily, a former groom with event rider and The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2010 winner Paul Tapner, recently took part in a charity event to celebrate Cancer Research UK being chosen as Badminton’s 2011 charity of the year.
Emily joined a cancer surgeon, a research scientist, a young cancer survivor, fundraisers and top rider William Miflin - who has battled cancer himself - at one of the most famous jumps on the Badminton course to celebrate.
“After my sister was diagnosed, I wanted my fundraising to involve horses and Paul suggested doing a charity course walk at Badminton 2010 in support of Cancer Research UK”.
Emily, who worked with Paul Tapner for two years and helped groom the winning horse at Badminton 2010, added: “The course walk was a huge success and Paul plans to do another walk at Badminton 2011 and hopes to raise even more for that great cause.”
“One-in-three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives but more people are beating the disease than ever before and Cancer Research UK’s work is at the heart of that progress.
“It motivates me to know that we are making a difference”.