Once again the team at Ascot Racecourse have been incredibly kind and generous to the Injured Jockeys Fund. In 2017, the bespoke Ambassador Programme was set up in order to raise funds for the IJF and we have been so grateful to receive such fantastic donations annually as a result. The programme includes a number of raceday activities including talks and tours to guests in the fine dining hospitality at Ascot.
This years Ambassadors were, Kate Tracey, Conor Shoemark, David Crosse, Ryan Tongue and Daryl Jacobs of whom we are most thankful. The total sum at the end of 2021 was a remarkable £13,100 and at the opening raceday of 2022, IJF Trustee, Ed Chamberlain accepted a cheque on behalf of the Injured Jockeys Fund. This donation will be of huge benefit to our charity, as it is thanks to generosity like this that we can continue to support our beneficiaries, current, retired and former jockeys. Furthermore running our three centres, Oaksey House, Jack Berry House and Peter O’Sullevan House in Lambourn, Malton and Newmarket respectively.
We would like to say a big thank you for the whole team at Ascot Racecourse for everything they have done to contribute towards this donation and well done on all the fantastic philanthropy that they carry out throughout each year.