Keith’s One Million Step Challenge
My aim is to walk One Million Steps between 1st July and 30th September 2019 in support of the tremendous work that is carried out by the IJF.
The Injured Jockeys 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.
I am Keith Bond Horse Racing Advisor and Chief Content Writer for Free Racing Tips (www.freeracingtips.co.uk). I have been passionate about horse racing for more than 40 years and understand how important it is that injured jockeys and their families get all the support they need.
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.
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