Celebrating the IJF Ascot Ambassador Programme

Celebrating the IJF Ascot Ambassador Programme

On Saturday, 17th February 2024, we were delighted to present a cheque for £38,440 to Juliet Redfern and Tom Scudamore, both Trustees of the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF), representing the monies raised via our IJF Ascot Ambassador Programme. 

The programme provides fine-dining guests with an informative insight from former jockeys on racedays. The programme has resulted in over £167,000 being raised to date to help the rehabilitation and care of many jockeys and beneficiaries. Money raised has helped contribute towards equipping the IJF’s rehabilitation and fitness centres in Oaksey House, Peter O’Sullevan House, Jack Berry House and recently the newly opened Southwest Taunton Hub.

The Ascot Ambassador programme has helped fund aqua rehabilitation equipment for the hydrotherapy pools and gym equipment. Additional equipment that is vital for ‘return to ride’ fitness assessments and injury prevention has also been purchased. The programme has also provided over 1,800 injury management, physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions via our centres.

“We are very grateful to Ascot and the racing public for their kind generosity via this fantastic initiative, raising vital funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund. We are sincerely grateful for the support which helps jockeys past and present.”

Lisa Hancock CEO, Injured Jockeys Fund

In recognition of this hugely successful programme, we donated race naming rights to the 3.00pm race, “ The Injured Jockeys Fund Ambassadors Programme Swinley Handicap Steeple Chase.”


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