TWO selfless carers raised £767 for a horse riding charity through their efforts in Salisbury Half Marathon.

Nikki Megarity and Louise Corrie, who work at Salisbury Manor care home, completed the gruelling 13.1mile race in aid of The Riding for the Disabled Group, which is based at The Pembroke Centre in Wilton.

Nikki said: “It's been great to raise so much money for Riding for the Disabled.”

“The half marathon was tough but it was so rewarding. We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us. Maybe next year we could borrow one of the horses - it might make it a little easier.”

Sue Ayling, volunteer and head of fundraising for Riding for the Disabled, added: “We are very grateful to Nikki, Louise and everyone at Salisbury Manor for raising such an amazing amount of money.

“Our centre is run almost entirely by volunteers and it is really important we are able to continue to provide the service to those who use it, so every bit of fundraising is absolutely essential.”

The race took place on October 20.