Richmond Motor Club’s Scott Trial committee were pleased to host their annual Charity Presentation evening on Friday 8th March 2019 at The Buck Hotel, Reeth.
The evening started with John Fraser, Scott Trial Chairman, welcoming everybody and giving a résumé of the history of The Scott Trial and how Richmond Motor Club came to take on the running of it some 28 years ago. John thanked all involved in the running of the Scott Trial and also the landowners, tenants, farmers and gamekeepers for their continued support. He then introduced local trials legend Richard Sunter who, along with his family, has competed in numerous Scott Trials.
Richard presented the cheques to representatives of the various charities, many of whom expressed their gratitude and explained how the donation would be used.
A total of £10,000 raised from the 2018 Trial was given out on the night. This brings the grand total of charity money raised by the Scott Trial since RMC took it on in 1991 to a fantastic sum of over £180,000.
Beneficiaries of this year’s donations are (in no particular order):
Swaledale Scouts, Swaledale Mountain Rescue, Friends of Reeth and Gunnerside Primary Schools, Reeth and Gunnerside Schools Fund, Ravensworth C of E Primary School, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Great North Air Ambulance, Reeth Young Farmers Club, Swaledale Seedlings, The Bridge (previously St. Johns Community Centre), Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Hambleton and Richmondshire MS Society, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale Luncheon Clubs Association, Richmond Cricket Club Youth , Moorland Association, St. Teresa’s Hospice, Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking, Holmedale Pre-School, Richmond Cricket Club, Wensleydale Rugby Club Development Fund, Gamekeepers Welfare Trust , ACU Benevolent Fund, The Mowbray Suite at the Friarage Hospital, The Alistair Bullen Memorial Fund, Homestart, Just The Job, Robert Dent Memorial Fund, Marrick Parish Council Village Hall Fund, The British Lung Foundation, Reeth & District Community Transport Ltd, Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre CIO, Dementia Forward, Upper Wensleydale Sports and Recreation Association and Reeth Literary Institute Trust.
Photo and report: Charlotte Brown
Sunday 17th February sees the first of the Richmond Motor Club 2019 Championship Trials being run at Cogden Hall, Grinton. There will be classes for all ages. This trial’s results will go towards the RMC Championship awards and there will be the Harold Graham Trophy and Sam Trophies up for grabs to the first and second best riders on the Hard Course. Start time is 10.30am and there will be catering at the start field. Entries close on the day but if you want to get an entry form filled in before hand you can download one here: Entry Form – Harold Graham 2019 This year once again we are offering ACU day licences for those who do not have an ACU licence for £3, available on the day. If anyone would like to observe please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us.
RMC NEW RECRUITS AND POSTS VACANT – We are delighted to welcome back Jill Harker to the RMC team (after quite a few years!) as our new Scott Trial Treasurer. We are still looking for a new Scott Trial Programme Editor, so if you are interested or know anyone who might be, please email our Scott Trial Secretary at email@example.com
We are pleased to announce that our new President is Paul Astwood and our new Chairman is Simon Williamson, who has stepped up from Vice Chair. Andrew Swainston has taken on the supporting role of Vice Chair and Nathan Stones is going to become one of RMC’s directors. We are very happy to welcome some new faces onto the RMC committee as post holders and helpers, as some of us longer standing members (we’ll refrain from saying older!) are wanting to ease off on duties. Thank you to all those outgoing post holders for all your hard work. We are currently in the midst of recruiting some new post holders for administration, treasurer and secretarial duties. We are very excited to have interest from some lovely ladies who are already involved in the trialing world and are going to be a real asset to the Club. Watch this space for updated news on our new recruits.
We still have the post of RMC Minutes Secretary vacant and need more people coming forward to offer help with Sports Secretary roles still vacant. If you are interested in helping out with any of these roles, which could be job shared, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you feel you can help out in any way at all, please do get in touch. For any Club to continue successfully it needs fresh faces to join in and help and also younger members to step up and get involved with the organisation side. You won’t be thrown in at the deep end, you’ll be shown how to do a job and will have plenty of support.
Richmond Motor Club continues to go from strength to strength and we very much look forward to working with our new team members.
YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!
RMC’s Annual General Meeting will be held this Tuesday 5th February 2019 7.30pm at Richmondshire Cricket Club, followed by an Ordinary meeting. As always, all members will be made very welcome and we would like to invite you to come along and have your say about how your Club is run and to get more involved. If you have fresh ideas which you would like the Club to consider, then come along to the meeting and voice your thoughts. The Club always needs and welcomes new helpers and there are a few roles to fill and help out with. For any Club to continue successfully it needs fresh faces to join in and help and also younger members to step up and get involved with the organisation side. Don’t just sit back and talk among yourselves about what you think the Club should or shouldn’t be doing, come to a meeting, offer your help and work alongside us. We don’t bite, you will be made welcome and we will listen to you.
If you can’t make the meeting, but would like to offer your help in some way, however big or small, please let one of the committee members know or email email@example.com
We look forward to welcoming you!
REMINDER FOR THOSE STILL WITH ANNUAL AWARDS TO PLEASE RETURN THEM FOR ENGRAVING! Please contact Vicky Andrew, Awards Secretary, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange dropping off or please drop off direct to Lightfoots Jewellers, King Street, Richmond and advise Vicky.
IF YOU HAVEN’T GOT YOUR TICKETS FOR THE ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION, PLEASE CONTACT SALLY DENT OR ANNE WEATHERILL ASAP ON 01677450143