Saint Felix School pupil helps raise funds for injured jockey
- Credit: Delia's Canary Catering
A St Felix School pupil has helped raised funds for an injured horse jockey while also enjoying the chance to meet his horse riding hero.
After learning about the life- changing injuries suffered by 30-year-old jockey Freddy Tylicki at Kempton racecourse Saint Felix School Equestrian Team member Jack Wilmot wanted to do something to help.
With the blessing of the Injured Jockeys Fund and Delia's Canary Catering, 11-year-old Jack and his mother, Kerry Wilmot, head of Equestrian at Saint Felix School, organised a raffle to be held at 'An Evening with Sir Anthony McCoy' at Norwich City Football Club, Carrow Road on November 18.
Kerry Wilmot said: 'When the accident happened to Freddy, Jack was off school poorly and was watching the news and he saw it and asked if we could something for Freddy.
'A P was amazing with Jack he is a great ambassador for the sport and for the Injured Jockeys Fund but the evening was all about doing something for Freddy.'
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The raffle raised an impressive £3,310 for The Freddy Tylicki Fund.
Among the generous prizes were tickets to the 2017 Grand National, visit to the Royal Studs, dinner, bed & breakfast compliments of Adnams, and breakfast with Oliver Sherwood to meet Grand National winner Many Clouds.
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Ms Wilmot added: 'Thank you all those who donated and to all the sponsors- we are really grateful.
'We were hoping to raise £1,000- that would have been nice but to make this amount of money is incredible.'
For Jack who dreams of one day becoming a jockey it was a very special night, not only because he was raising funds for a good cause but also because met his lifetime hero Sir A P McCoy.
For more information visit: www.injuredjockeys.co.uk.