Scott Charity Presentation Evening – 2015 Trial
– Photo Credit: Sandra Fowler
The Scott Trial 2015 winner Ian Austermuhle travelled from his home near Malton on Friday 26th February to the Buck Hotel in Reeth, North Yorkshire to present the cheques at the Scott Charity Presentation Evening .
Ian explained that it is every trial riders dream to win at the Scott which is undoubtedly one of the toughest trials in the world and definitely one of the riders favourites. Ian finally lifted the trophy on his 19th attempt.
Ian and his wife Beth were presented with a small gift by Callum and Chloe Fowler, members of the very popular and growing Youth Section of Richmond Motor Club who organise trials and training days for over 100 members aged from four years upwards.
On the evening John Fraser, the Scott Chairman introduced the recipients, several of whom said a few words about how the money helped their charities including an excellent speech given by Sam Watson representing ‘Just The Job’, when he explained how the charity has helped him and how much he enjoys going to work there.
This year a total of £7,500 was presented .
This amount is significantly less than usual because of costs involved for renewing the planning permission for another five years with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to hold the event in the areas under their control. The Scott Trial has raised in excess of £150,000 since Richmond Motor Club took over the running of the trial in 1991.
The list of recipients are as follows (in no particular order):
Swaledale Scouts; Swaledale Mountain Rescue; Friends of Reeth and Gunnerside Primary Schools; Reeth and Gunnerside Schools fund; Ravensworth Primary School; Arkengarthdale Primary School; Yorkshire Air Ambulance; Great North Air Ambulance; Leyburn Primary School; Reeth Young Farmers; Swaledale Seedlings; St John’s Centre Wednesday Club; RABI; Friends of the 2 Dales Nursery; Hambleton & Richmond Multiple Sclerosis Society; Swaledale & Arkengathdale Luncheon Clubs Association; Richmond Cricket Club – Youth & General; Moorland Association; St Teresa’s Hospice; DELTA; Holmedale Pre-School; Wensleydale Rugby Club Development Fund; Gamekeepers Welfare Trust; ACU Benevolent Fund; Just The Job; The Robert Dent Fund; Richmond Rugby Club; Homestart; Marrick Parish Institute; The Mowbray Suite at the Friarage Hospital and the Alistair Bullen Aromatherapy Fund.