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‘Dream gift’ for a ‘dream community member’

Wakefield residents raise over $4K to buy Jill Rick a horse

Jill Rick needs no introduction in Wakefield.

If you’ve taken in a Theatre Wakefield production or attended one of the many fundraising events, like the annual Angels Share concert where she has raised thousands selling raffle tickets, you’ve experienced Rick’s infectious charm.

With Rick’s 60th birthday approaching on Jan. 23, her closest friends began wondering what to give someone who has given so much to the community for nearly three decades.

Horsing around: Beloved Wakefield resident Jill Rick (centre) was presented with a giant novelty cheque for $4,000 to help buy her a horse for her 60th birthday, alongside her daughter Emma Hyde. Stuart Benson photo