Injured Jockeys Fund
Who They Are
The Injured Jockey fund provides assistance, financial and pastoral to over a thousand Jockeys, including their dependants, who have suffered through injury and are unable to ride.
Some well-known, and other less well-known jockeys, have been helped in many ways during the past year. This work also includes support for spouses and other dependants, our aim being to alleviate financial problems and, in some sad cases, to restore dignity to the lives of some who have fallen on particularly hard times.
The Fund has responded quickly this year to all cases, where help is required. Individual circumstances tend to be quite different and thus require different levels and types of support. Whatever the need, the IJF will always ensure the closest of care and attention.
However, the majority of cases involve help to many jockeys whose names would not necessarily be recalled by the average race goer. In fact, over one in four cases are more 'stable staff' than 'jockey'. Typically, their retirement from race riding will have been enforced by injury but they stayed working in racing yards.
Why They Need Donations
Although the fund does receive donations, the work and people they help is ever expanding. Each donation will go towards new projects to help those affected such as:
What the money goes towards?
Why We Are Supporting Them
The Injured Jockeys Fund has been regularly put forward by the members as a popular candidate for donation. It is important to OLBG to give something back to the people of the industry, and The injured Jockeys Fund is ideal.
OLBG.com would like to give £1000 of our member's donations to this cause. The money will go to the real hard working people who have been injured or suffered whilst working hard for the sport we enjoy.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support towards the OLBG.com member's charity donation scheme and look forward to breaking that £1,000 barrier!
For more information please visit The Injured Jockeys Fund
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