Latest News | 9 May 2024

Teams urged to join fundraiser for Libby

DCG (Derby College Group)
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Derby College Group is appealing for ‘hobby horse’ riders to take part in a quirky fundraising event in aid of a former student who has a rare form of cancer.

The college’s Broomfield Hall campus will host the Hobby Horse Charity Event on Monday 27 May for Libby Dodes, a 22-year-old ex-equine student who needs life-saving treatment.

Libby has small cell ovarian cancer. Her continued treatment is extensive, including chemotherapy, followed by surgery, followed by radiotherapy and finally immunotherapy.

Funding is needed for immunotherapy as this isn’t currently provided by the NHS. In total, the treatment will cost more than £250,000.

Everyone is encouraged to attend. Teams can be from work, pony clubs, young farmers, neighbourhoods and anyone who would like to have a fun day out and help raise much-needed funds.

To enter, e-mail with the following information: the team’s name, riders and hobby horse names and proof that £40 has been paid into Libby’s GoFundMe account, which can be found at .

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