Bid on a bracelet made from the famous eventer's tail hair and support the Children's Hospital at the John Radcliffe.
The horse, much loved by everyone, won Burghley three times in a row (2012-2014) and Barbury four times in a row (2012-2015). Andrew bred the horse and his daughter Lily, who is about 10 or 11, was riding him this summer. He was meant to have a retirement parade at Burghley, but actually had to be put down the day after.
A unique bracelet, made from Avebury’s tail hair, is up for auction together with a framed signed photograph of the great combination in action – (see Andrew Nicholson’s Facebook page). Funds raised will be donated to support Kamran’s Ward at the Children’s Hospital, John Radcliffe, Oxford, where children receive treatment for cancer and other blood disorders.
To place a bid simply visit Andrew’s Facebook page and post your bid as a comment along with your full name.
The highest bidder, at the close of the auction, will be contacted directly and will be required to donate their bid directly to the Children’s Hospital, after which the collection of the bracelet and photograph will be arranged.
The auction opened on September 24 and will finish at midnight on September 30, 2016.
Alternatively, anyone wishing to make donation rather than bid, can visit www.justgiving.com/oxfordradcliffe and specify the donation is for Kamran’s Ward, Children’s Hospital.
Andrew said: “ “Avebury was a very kind horse who loved children. He’s famous for winning international events but was just as happy being ridden by my daughter Lily in his short retirement.
“We have chosen to donate funds raised from the auction to help children with cancer being treated at the Children’s Hospital, John Radcliffe, Oxford.
“Several of those closely associated with Avebury, have received life saving treatment at the John Radcliffe hospital – not least myself when I broke my neck last year.
“We would love your support.”