Successful Macmillan Charity Day in York
7:22am 18th June 2012
(Updated 8:16am 18th June 2012)
A fantastic Macmillan Charity Day staged at York on June 16th raised a record sum for good causes, posting a total already over the £300,000 mark.
The backing of race sponsors and a crowd that topped 26,000 despite the wet weather and dire forecasts played their part in reaching the record sum. The generosity of those who donated the wonderful items for the Silent Auction and of those who bid for them or gave donations raised over £40,000 of the final total. An impressive £57,000 (and still counting) was contributed by the twelve riders in the inaugural Macmillan Charity Race. The efforts of the volunteers who managed the raffle and rattled the buckets also added to the total.
Summing up the day, James Brennan, Head of Marketing and Sponsorship at York said:
“To raise a record amount in the current economic climate is a fantastic achievement. So many people are involved in making the day a success that it is impossible to thank them all by name, it is a real team effort and wonderful that it has had such a reward”
The feature race of the day, the Bond Tyres Trophy went to Sholaan trained by William Haggas and ridden by Liam Jones. New to the card was a Listed contest over a mile and Tullius became the first winner of the Ian and Kate Hall Ganton Stakes.
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