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A Charity Golf Day held at Brean Golf club in the summer has raised over £5,500 for charity.
The 28th annual Sports Celebrity Am took place on Tuesday 12th June at Brean Golf Club with 23 teams taking part in the popular event. Once again, the event was raising funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund and St Margaret’s Hospice.
Notable racing names took part, including John Francome and Carl Llewellyn, along with Phil Morris, the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Race Director who is a regular supporter of the event, and semi-retired English professional darts player and former World Champion Bob Anderson. They were joined by members of Brean Golf Club, PGA professionals, Team Brean and players from the local community.
As a result of the event, £3,900 has now been donated to the Injured Jockey’s Fund, a charity that provides support to jockeys past or present who are injured, unable to ride, or generally in need of support, be it as a result of financial, health or personal issues. The company and the House family (owners of Brean Leisure Park) have been involved within the racing industry and point to point for many years and subsequently have been long term supporters of the Injured Jockeys Fund.
An additional £1,700 has been donated to Somerset-based St Margaret’s Hospice, who provide palliative care to patients and their families who are affected by life limiting illness. One in three people in Somerset are likely to need their support.
Emma Britton from BBC Radio Bristol and Patron of St Margaret’s Hospice was on hand to thank the players for raising the money and to hand out the awards after another excellent meal following the round laid on in the Tavern.
Vice President of the injured Jockeys Fund Jonathan Powell also took to the microphone to extend thanks on behalf of the IJF where he confirmed this is the longest running fundraising event for the Charity and valuable to the support of injured Jockeys.