The Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust has been chosen by the committee as the club’s charity for 2013.
The DKH Legacy Trust works with young people to inspire and develop them by learning from the experience of world class sports stars who mentor and support young people across the country through a range of our personal development programmes. Olympians, Paralympians, and world champions know what it takes to overcome adversity, and still have the will to succeed, not only in sport, but in life too. The charity’s mission is to use this experience to get young lives on track.
Last year, club members successfully raised £2,200 for the Household Cavalry Operational Casualties Fund, the club’s charity for 2012, through a series of auctions and raffles, for example at the Annual Awards dinner in November. These auctions and raffles also benefit the club; 50% of the money raised goes to the club’s charity and the remaining 50% helps subsidise social, coaching and race activities within the club. Previous charities of the year include WAMDSAD and Tri4Japan.