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Second Fundraising Pop-up Pilates at Pickering Farm Shop and Café

Second Fundraising Pop-up Pilates at Pickering Farm Shop and Café


A Pickering Pilates instructor is helping a local farmer raise funds for Macmillan by hosting a second outdoor Pop-up Pilates session.


Wendy Harding, who teaches Pilates in Pickering and Thornton Le Dale, will host a Pop-up Pilates session at Cedarbarn Farm Shop on Thornton Road on June 9thto raise money for Karl Avison's Ride of Their Lives appeal.


"I love an outdoor class, and always look forward to our Cedarbarn classes in the summer.

Together as a community, we've raised money for St Catherine's Hospice, Prostate Cancer UK & Macmillan," said Mrs Harding.


"Karl and I were in the same year group at school, and although it takes a bit of organising and weather watching, we love getting together for our Cedarbarn Pilates classes and hope to raise vital funds for Macmillan."


The class takes place between 9 am and 10 am and costs £10. Although booking isn't necessary, participants are requested to register their interest by emailingwendykharding@gmail.comand to bring a mat and a drink to each session.


As part of the fundraising, Miller Food Service have donated pastries for participants who buy a drink from the Airstream trailer after the session.


Mr Avison said: "We're incredibly grateful to Wendy for giving up her time yet again to help with our fundraising. The first session that she did was fantastic and even attracted visitors from America! Her support is very much appreciated and we're really looking forward to it."


The Pop-up Pilates session is the penultimate event in a fundraising programme that has includeda Quiz Night, a Race Night, a Fun Dog Show, a Muck and Magic AD tour and aFamily Fun Day. The final fundraising event is a Yorkshire Gin Night sponsored by Hatfields Land Rover with live music from The Nobodys and The Thixy Chicks. Tickets are available online at the time of writing, Mr Avison had raised £22,217 of his £25,000 target.


Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Café began as a small PYO strawberry business from a caravan 27 years ago and is now a thriving farm shop with on-site butchery and café.


York Racecourse and Macmillan Cancer Support continue to work in partnership to present the biggest charity race day in the UK and raise vital funds for people living with cancer. 





PhotoKarl Avison and WendyHarding Karl Avison and Wendy Harding


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Notes to editors


1.      For more information about Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Cafe, please visit

2.      For more information about Wendy Harding Fitness Pilates, please visit