A charity golf day hosted by Sir A P McCoy OBE at Rockliffe Hall on Monday 30th April, raised £3490 for the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Alan Shearer CBE, Tony Pulis, Neil Bauser and Graham Wylie CBE, were among some of the golfers taking part in the event, which was won by Rockliffe Hall Golf Club members, Paul Morrison, Rob Wytcherley, Kevin English and Colin Forster.
Jack Berry MBE, Vice President of the Injured Jockeys Fund, also attended the event and a team from one of the charity’s rehabilitation centres, Jack Berry House in Malton, North Yorkshire, took part.
The Injured Jockeys Fund was founded following the devastating accidents of Tim Brookshaw and, a few months later, Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended their careers. The Injured Jockeys Fund has since spent over £18 million in helping over one thousand jockeys whose injuries have forced them to give up riding – providing care, compassion and financial help.
Eighteen teams of 4 competed with James Bell Junior winning Nearest the Pin and Andy Herridge winning Longest Drive.
Guests enjoyed a 2 course dinner in the evening and a raffle took place to raise additional funds for the Injured Jockeys fund, with prizes including an overnight stay with dinner, spa treatments and a round of golf, Spa Days and Afternoon Teas at Rockliffe Hall.
Jack Berry MBE, Vice President of the Injured Jockeys Fund, says: “We had a fantastic day at Rockliffe Hall. There was a great turnout and some excellent golf was played on what is a fabulous course! We’re thrilled that the event raised so much money for the Injured Jockeys Fund and I’d like to say a personal thank you to Eamonn and the entire Rockliffe Hall team for organising such a great event and looking after us so well.”
Eamonn Elliott, Chief Executive at Rockliffe Hall, says: “It was a pleasure to host this golf event and everyone had a great day. The Injured Jockeys Fund does so much important work helping people whose lives are changed in an instant and we’re pleased to have helped such a worthy cause.”