The Injured Jockeys Fund

Compassion Care  Support

Mental Wellbeing

If you need mental wellbeing support please contact:

 Jockeys Helpline: 07780 008877 

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are concerned for someone else:

Call 999

Contact Your Local NHS Crisis Team

Call the Samaritans on 116 123

Text crisis service – Shout on 85258. 


The Injured Jockeys Fund provides appropriate support in a prompt and sympathetic manner to those jockeys past or present who are injured, unable to ride, or generally in need.

The Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) was founded in 1964 following the devastating accidents to Tim Brookshaw, and then Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers. Since then the Fund has helped thousands of jockeys and their families and has paid out more than £22m in grants and charitable expenditure of £75m. The Fund has annual running costs of circa £5m.

How we Help

IJF 60th Anniversary

This April marked the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Injured Jockeys Fund.  Pictured above is John Lawrence (Lord Oaksey) founding member of the

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covid-19 statement

We are acutely aware that the Coronavirus continues to have a significant and negative impact upon many of our beneficiaries. We are well positioned to offer help and support to those affected and would encourage you to make contact with us.

Our Rehabilitation Centres are Open and from these hubs you can access general pastoral, clinical and financial support as necessary.