Wetherby’s new Jump season starts with its annual Spinal Research charity raceday tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16.
Now in its 29th year, Wetherby’s Spinal Research charity raceday has raised close to £650,000 since its inception and organisers hope to generate a further £40,000 this year.
Spinal Research is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research around the world to develop effective treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Every year, 1,000 people in the UK and Ireland are paralysed following an injury to their spinal cord.
Racegoers can support Spinal Research by joining them in their exclusive hospitality marquee, located adjacent to the parade ring and winner’s enclosure, which includes a champagne reception and three-course luncheon followed by a charity auction and raffle.
Spinal Research ambassador Tara Stewart is this year’s guest of honour and will speak about how research gives her hope for the future. Tara was left paralysed from the upper chest down after a horse riding accident in 2014.
Auction lots include: a three-night weekend break at Olicana Park in Addingham, an eight course tasting menu for four guests at the Michelin starred Yorke Arms in Ramsgill, dinner and bed & breakfast for three couples at The Alice Hawthorne in Nun Monkton, and a week’s stay at a holiday home in Bamburgh.
Further information on the Spinal Research charity raceday, including all of the auction and raffles prizes, can be found HERE