Since the outbreak of Covid-19 put a temporary halt to our usual fundraising activities we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the racing community and the support we have received for our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal.
We would like to say an enormous thank you to all of our new charity partners, corporate supporters and individual donors whose support has meant that we have been able to continue to deliver our services and help those who need us the most during these difficult times. From individual fundraising efforts to exciting new charity partnerships the response has been incredible and we are extremely grateful to every single person who has been involved in helping us to raise much need funds.
Major Andy’s Marathon – Inspired by Captain Tom Moore, Major Andy has taken on the challenge of wheeling the 26 miles 385 yards of the marathon distance in his kitchen/family room. He is aiming to complete his fundraising challenge on 6 June, the 76th anniversary of D-Day.
Knutsford Races – The team at Knutsford Point-to-Point had been hoping to raise funds or Racing Welfare at their annual meeting which was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19. The committee have generously decided to donate £500 to Racing Welfare.
Hot to Trot – Hot To Trot Racing has generously donated three shares in a Hot To Trot syndicate that Racing Welfare will be able to auction or raffle to raise funds.
Kennet Valley – Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds are generously donating a percentage of all their prize money from this year to Racing Welfare.
Fergal O’Brien– The team at Fergal O’Brien racing have very kindly donated £1,000, raised from their racing tours held earlier in the year.
Racehorse Lotto – A new lottery. An incredible 20% of the Racehorse Lotto revenue will be donated every month to Racing Welfare.
Hambleton Racing – Hambleton Racing are one of our new charity partners and they will be running various events throughout the year in aid of Racing Welfare
Ian Williams Racing – through a sweepstake on this year’s virtual Grand National, the team at Ian Williams Racing raised an amazing £4,000.
Warwick Racecourse – To support #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, Warwick Racecourse created a virtual 5K or 10K over the Bank Holiday weekend with monies raised going to Racing Welfare. Trainer Tom Symonds won the 5k ‘race’, posting a time of 19 minutes and 4 seconds, while Ben Taylor in The Jockey Club’s finance team won the 10k in a time of 41 minutes and 11 seconds. Congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks to Tommy Williams at Warwick Racecourse for organising.
Donna Sharp – Donna has worked with the talented Jane Will to support a number of charities, including Racing Welfare, by raffling some of Jane’s Art.
4Racing – 4Racing has set up a fundraising group which they are pushing to their members and beyond, donations are via Go Fund Me and they have set a target of £100k. They are also selling shares in syndicate horses to help generate funds for Racing Welfare.
Royds Withy King LLP– The partners at Royds Withy King LLP have kindly donated £2,500 in residual client balances to our Emergency Appeal.
Inkermans – As well as donating the Furlong Factor’s winning trophy, Inkerman’s have also created a crystal collection specifically for Racing Welfare whereby a donation of 20% on purchases go to Racing Welfare.
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