On Good Friday, 7th April, 250 point to point supporters, past and present, celebrated 100 years of Eyton Races. A fundraising raffle raised valuable funds, for the point to point and Injured Jockeys Fund. The IJF is a vital lifeline to many who incur injuries as a result of racing, whether amateur or professional.
The cheque presentation took place on 1st May at Eyton Races, where representatives from Eyton Races Centenary Lunch Committee presented a cheque to Tim Brookshaw (son of Tim Brookshaw Senior) for the Injured Jockeys Fund. 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.
“The Injured Jockeys Fund are extremely grateful to the Eyton Centenary Lunch Committee who raised an amazing £1300 for the IJF, from a raffle held at an Eyton Races centenary luncheon held on Good Friday. It is kind support and the hard work and generosity of those who support the fund, that enable it to carry out the vital and much needed work it does, and to provide the help and care to those in need. Thank you very much.” Paul Taplin, Injured Jockeys Fund.
Pictured Left to Right – Richard Burton, Dr John Davies, Clare Rowson, Phil Jones, Zena Brookshaw, Trish Cornes, Ben Shaw, Tim Brookshaw, James Tanner