We’re proud to support Box4Kids, an initiative of the Barrie Wells Trust which arranges for seriously ill children to experience a day out at sporting events and entertainment venues across the UK.
Private hospitality boxes at Jockey Club racecourses are offered to Box4Kids for free, ensuring the children, along with their parents and carers, can enjoy a VIP day out at the races.
Box4Kids is one of three Official Charities – along with Racing Welfare and Alzheimer’s Society – supported by the Group in 2020.
The Barrie Wells Trust does not ask for financial donations – simply spare hospitality boxes for the day to entertain deserving children. Unfortunately, with the public health situation meaning a suspension of all racing and the country in lockdown, it’s not possible to host these young people on racedays.
So, we asked Box4Kids to tell us about some of the memorable days out The Jockey Club and our people have helped give children in the last 12 months.
Here are three of their stories…