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Sir AP McCoy joins The Lord Mayor for fundraising event
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is galloping into the first of its fundraising events for 2022 with The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Sir AP McCoy OBE and Lady McCoy joining forces to host an exciting Race Night and Cheltenham Festival preview.
The event is taking place on Tuesday 1 March in the spectacular setting of The Mansion House and will raise funds for the five charities supported by The Lord Mayor’s Appeal as well as the Injured Jockeys Fund.
This unique night will feature a Cheltenham Festival preview given by Sir AP McCoy, the former 20 times Champion jump jockey and President of the Injured Jockeys Fund. Having lifted the Cheltenham Gold Cup himself, guests can be guaranteed a great insight into the Festival which gets underway later this month.
We are also thrilled to announce that Sky Sports’ racing presenter Hayley Moore will be joining us on the evening as our MC. Born into a racing family, Hayley’s dad Gary is a former jockey himself who has now turned his hand to training, whilst Hayley’s three brothers Ryan, Jamie and Josh are all regular winning jockeys on the horseracing circuit.
The Lord Mayor said “I am thrilled to be hosting this charity event alongside Sir AP McCoy. This is our first fundraising event for The Appeal in 2022 and I am sure it is going to be an exciting one, made even more fun by having racing royalty with us on the night.”
Upon arrival guests will be greeted by members of the Light Cavalry before enjoying a champagne reception and the very finest 3-course dining experience.
There will be three screened horse races between courses to really get the guests adrenaline rushing, alongside an electronic silent auction with some superb lots. Guests attending the evening will also have the opportunity to bid for a small number of money-can’t-buy prizes in the live auction.
The money raised from tickets and the auctions on the evening will go to The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s, five inspirational charities - The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, National Numeracy, Place2Be, OnSide and Samaritans – and in addition some of the proceeds will go to Injured Jockeys Fund who provide care, compassion and financial help to injured jockeys and their families.
There are limited tables and tickets for the evening still available, for further information or any queries, please contact the events team at email@example.com