My role as Chaplain to the racing industry began in 2014. Racing Welfare and Sports Chaplaincy UK have been partners since 2000 and one of the reasons I enjoy the part I play in racing is down to the wide and varied support that Racing Welfare offers to stable and stud staff, young and old. My previous positions including pastoring churches in Arbroath and London have given me experience in pastoral care. I also have experience in the drug and alcohol addiction sector through the organisation Crossreach.
My earliest memory of horse racing came as an 8 year old, when Aldaniti, ridden by Bob Champion won the Grand National in 1981. Could this of shaped my career years later by seeing how injury and illness doesn't always need to stop you from succeeding against the odds?!
That's the best part of life - helping people to succeed in spite of the circumstances they are up against.