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L I V E 2 4 -SE V EN


CHARITY OF THE MONTH THE INJURED JOCKEYS FUND


The Injured Jockeys Fund is the racing industry’s own charity that looks after injured jockeys and their families and supports them in whatever way that support is needed.


The Fund was the brainchild of founding Trustee and past President John Oaksey and came about following the devastating accidents of Tim Brookshaw and four months later, Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis, which immediately ended both their careers.


Since then the Fund has helped over 1000 jockeys and their families and has paid out more than £18m in charitable assistance. The Injured Jockeys Fund helps any rider who holds, or has held, a Professional or Amateur licence issued by the British Horseracing Authority including Apprentice, Conditional and Point-to-Point riders, including any spouse, partner, child or dependant they may have.


The Fund has nine almoners – or welfare officers – nationwide, who work with beneficiaries offering care, compassion and advice. The support also extends to their families and is life long to their families, as well as themselves. The IJF also organises a network of over 30 visitors who play an important role in calling regularly on elderly and isolated beneficiaries.


The IJF’s first rehabilitation and fitness centre, Oaksey House, opened in Lambourn in


2009, with Jack Berry House in Malton opening in 2014. Their third, Peter O’Sulleven House will open in Newmarket in 2019.


Each centre has state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities providing specialist treatment for physical and neurological injuries and respite accommodation for those receiving extended treatment together with their carers if required. They also have fully equipped gyms with on-site fitness and conditioning coaches and physios, as well as access to a jockey’s doctor and nutritionist.


The IJF also oversees and supports the Jockeys Injury Management Team, which provides physio support on racecourses, contributes to private medical insurance, particularly for young jockeys and part funds Racing Welfare’s 24 hour support line and Jockeys Education and Training Scheme (JETS). They also arrange a variety of specialist holidays in the UK and abroad for beneficiaries past and present, as well as beneficiary race days.


Fundraising, events and Christmas merchandise are an important source of income for the IJF – their Christmas card has been going since the very beginning – for over 50 years.


HRH The Princess Royal is Patron of the Injured Jockeys Fund with Sir Anthony McCoy as President.


For further details please visit www.if.org.uk


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