2015 Megalong Valley Cancer Fundraiser A Week Well Worth It – Roll On 2016

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What a week – Horses, Country Music & Raising Cash, thats why this blog is late…

It was an outstanding success – the 5th Annual Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club Crackin Cancer Charity Ride.  It was held from Sep 26th thru to Oct 3rd 2015 and I reckon it could have gone for longer – there was even a fancy dress night (photos near the end).

I arrived on the Friday around dinner time after battling traffic all the way plus rain, but it was worth it cause the reception was great and on the Saturday morning it was fine weather and everybody pitched in to help me unload my equipment and then I set up and yes started playing on the Saturday night and then Sunday started the horse riding after some posed in their new shirts…


During the ride, some of the lunches were held on the Cox’s River which included the Harris Farms property. Anyway, Pioneer rainwater tanks are perfect for Perth conditions so if you want to have one, get a quote from this website now pioneerwatertanks.com.au. and thanks Mark for your assistance and one lunch was at Evon and her husbands amazing property…

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Megalong Valley… Horses, friends and of course Country Music – a great week!

Megalong Valley… Horses, Friends and of course Country Music – a great week!

Wow… You have to hand it to the Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club, once again it was a fantastic event and a week seems too short!

Reg Ron and Wayne

Wayne in the Khaki shirt, Ron in the blue shirt and Reg standing (knee Opp) along with the assistance of many others made the week a great success!!

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Plus… funds were raised for the Cancer Council which was basically the main reason everyone was there plus to catch up with friends.

Once again we arrived on the Friday and once again the place was already packed – great to see

Aunty Winne

A great days riding…

A Great Days Ride

The auction on the Wednesday night was a fantastic success with Stalky calling it and Liz dressed up as Eyore the Donkey AND several thousand was raised – top effort by all!!!

Auction Night

Some more from the Auction night

Auction Night

Auction Night

Reg and myself doing some duets – I had to learn several songs that he wanted to sing such as Snow White Dove and He’ll Have To Go plus more but all in all it went over very well – thanks mate

Reg and myself

The scenery was incredible and kept the drinks really cool

Crystal clear water

The sad part… packing up at the end of the week and knowing you won’t see most of the people for another year.

The end of another amazing week

All in all I can’t wait until next years Crackin’ Cancer Megalong Valley fundraiser to be held around the same time, the end of September start of October – make sure you mark it in your diaries cause I have and I’ll be there.

Hey if you see me out on the road say gday or hit me up on UHF Channel 40

Leigh Warren - Country Music Outlaw

 Till next time, take care, yours in country music – Leigh

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Country music, sunshine, rain and lots of horse riding, the week that was… Megalong Valley

Megalong Valley in the glorious Blue Mountains of New South Wales in Australia, what can I say… other than what a fantastic week it was!

The Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club had organised an amazing Fundraiser for Crackin’ Cancer yet again – fantastic effort.   We arrived late Friday afternoon the 27th September and there was already heaps of people and horses already.   The Winnebago was given pride of place next to the hall (thanks to Reg) and connected to mains power.   The scene was now set for a great week…

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We had country music – courtesy or yours truly each afternoon and evening (notice this year I’m not outside in an open hay shed)…

Leigh singing Leigh performing

and still performing…

Leigh still performing

And more singing with my mate Reg also people endeavouring to line dance – hey we had a ball…

Leigh singing and reg Leigh singing and linedancing

plenty of horse riding (yes there is Aunty Winne in the picture – my accommodation)…

First Day of Riding

and much much more!  I must thank Reg Bright and Ron Moss for organising this years Crackin’ Cancer fund raiser which raises funds for the Cancer Council of NSW toward cancer research.   Actually the whole committee of the Cumberland Trail Horse Riders Club have done a fantastic job such as Sissy, Liz, Stalky and Cathy and I know theres others (forgive me if I leave out your name you can beat me up later).

Reg is on the left and Cathy is on the right…

reg and cathy

Ron is on the left and Wayne on the right

ron and wayne

Stalky – you should have seen him and some others after 5 bottles of Chivas Rigal 🙂


we all had a great time and I must also say thanks to Debbie Smith, Marshall Fittler the President of Crackin’ Cancer and Laurie Cooper the Vice President.   The three of them particularly Debbie Smith worked tirelessly throughout the week.   Below is Marshall driving with Laurie, Debbie and yours truly trying to deliver some lunch to the riders – note this is the shallow bit of the creek…


Megalong Valley really was spectacular countryside…

megalong view

As I said “spectacular” anyway you look at it…

megalong view also

All in all I can’t wait until next years Crackin’ Cancer Megalong Valley fundraiser to be held around the same time, the end of September start of October – make sure you mark it in your diaries cause I have and I’ll be there.   Till next time y’all

Yours in country music – Leigh

Leigh Warren - Country Music Outlaw

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