Mother of Iona Sclater warns against fake online crowdfunding efforts

PUBLISHED: 15:08 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:48 13 August 2019

Iona Sclater died in a horse riding accident in Abington Pigotts on Sunday. Picture: Adam Fanthorpe

Iona Sclater died in a horse riding accident in Abington Pigotts on Sunday. Picture: Adam Fanthorpe

© Adam Fanthorpe 2018

Following the news that a 15-year-old equestrian star had passed away on Sunday, the girl’s mother has berated a “sick individual” who set up a fake online crowdfund.

Iona Sclater, 15, died after a falling from her horse in Abington Pigotts on Sunday. She was described as an "exceptionally talented and dedicated young rider" by the governing body for national equestrian eventing, British Eventing.

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Following her daughter's death, Hetty Sclater shared a post on Facebook today explaining that a fake "Iona Sclater Funeral Fund" has been set up online.

In an impassioned response on the social media site, Hetty said: "Some sick individual has set up an Iona Sclater Funeral Fund - Please do not donate.

"Please share. I don't know how to stop this!

"There may be others but do not donate anything. Charlie [her husband] and I have our own plans for a charity which we will publish when we are ready."


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