Backing another winner

A charity golf day hosted by Sir AP McCoy at Rockliffe Hall helped raise £3,490 for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Alan Shearer, Tony Pulis, Neil Bauser and Graham Wylie were among the golfers taking part in the event, which was won by Rockliffe Hall members Paul Morrison, Rob Wytcherley, Kevin English and Colin Forster.

Jack Berry, vice president of the Injured Jockeys Fund, also attended the event and a team from one of the charity’s rehabilitation centres, Jack Berry House in Malton, North Yorkshire, took part.

The Injured Jockeys Fund was founded following the devastating accidents of Tim Brookshaw and, a few months later, Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended their careers. The Injured Jockeys Fund has since spent over £18m helping over 1,000 jockeys whose injuries have forced them to give up riding – providing care, compassion and financial help.

Berry said: “We had a fantastic day at Rockliffe Hall. There was a great turnout and some excellent golf was played on what is a fabulous course. We’re thrilled that the event raised so much money for the Injured Jockeys Fund and I’d like to say a personal thank you to the entire Rockliffe Hall team for organising such a great event and looking after us so well.”