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Blair E. Batson gets generous donation from Charity Horse Show

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Another generous donation for Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson. Thursday, the president of the Mississippi Charity Horse Show presented the children's hospital with a $35,000 dollar check.

The money was raised with the help of sponsors at the Walking Horse Show.

With a $175 million dollar yearly budget and 50,000 children walking through the hospital every year, every donation counts, according to the CEO Guy Giesecke.

"Here at the Children's hospital we have a lot of needs. It's very expensive to run our organization," said Giesecke. "We use these donations, these very important donations for medical equipment, that's very expensive, also improvements."

Robert Taylor, president of the horse show says they find inspiration in the children receiving medical services at Blair E. Batson. Some of the best Tennessee Walking horses from around the world and more than 75 classes make up the show.

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