Charity benefits from ride
WHILE the cash was yet to be counted, Yangan State School Parents and Citizens Association president Mary-Anne Kelly said the Leanne Hoffman Trail Ride was almost certainly a success in the fundraising department.
"Everything went well, numbers were up on last year and the riders really enjoyed the ride," she said.
She said money raised from the weekend would go to the Yangan State School P&C with a percentage going to the Queensland Cancer Council for melanoma research.
Mrs Kelly said it was fitting Leanne's family took part in the ride going through much of the Hoffman's property.
"Leanne's husband Stewart and her son Hamish did the ride and there were other extended family members," she said.
"I think they were really rapt too, it was increasing in size and were very positive in their outlook for the future of the ride."
Like all community events, there was a band of dedicated volunteers who got the ride up and running.
"There was a lot of preparations done behind the scenes and we couldn't have it without the generosity of the sponsors," Mrs Kelly said.