THE International Racing Club raised £1,000 pounds for the UK’s Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF), during a webinar staged with guest, Sir AP McCoy, before the Cheltenham Festival in March this year.
The IJF actively assists with the general, mental and physical well-being of jockeys, problems that they may have, whether this is in the immediate aftermath of an accident or in the longer term for beneficiaries who need ongoing support.
Medical support is delivered via the IJF’s three Rehabilitation and Fitness centres, Oaksey House in Lambourn, Jack Berry House in Malton, and Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket.
On Thursday, 10 June, The IRC’s co-founder, Joao Da Mata, and Sir Tony McCoy handed a cheque over to the IJF’s Jayne Mathews.
Da Mata said: “This was a heart-warming moment for us and our thanks go to Sir AP for his participation, also to IRC members and the public who contributed. It felt like we make a difference today!”