Staff and visitors to Juddmonte Farms have raised £16,800 to fund a day of care and support at East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), in celebration of racehorse Frankel's upcoming 12th birthday.
Frankel - who is housed at the farm in Newmarket - became an ambassador for EACH in 2014 in recognition of the funds he raised for the charity, following his unbeaten 14-race career.
The racehorse also raised money for EACH through tours at Banstead Manor Stud in 2019.
Funds were also raised through raffles and bucket collections and one staff member, Jake Woolf, raised over £5,000 by running the London Marathon.
The money EACH has received will support their three hospices in Framingham Earl, Ipswich and Cambridgeshire for a day of care.
Madeleine Dodsworth, EACH Major Supporter Manager, recently visited Banstead Manor Stud ahead of Frankel’s birthday this coming Tuesday (11 February) said:
“It was great to see Frankel looking healthy as ever and to catch up with the hard-working Juddmonte team.
"We’re very grateful for all the awareness Frankel brings as our ambassador and, indeed, the funds raised.
"We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at Juddmonte for their support and, of course, wish Frankel a very happy birthday!”
Kate Hannam, Juddmonte Marketing Manager, said:
“EACH is a charity very dear to Juddmonte and we’ve been a proud supporter since Frankel’s trainer Sir Henry Cecil first nominated it as the beneficiary for sales of merchandise in 2012.
"In 2019 Juddmonte staff set themselves the task of raising enough money to fund all three hospices for a day and rose to the challenge!
"Thank you to all our visitors and clients who helped us get to the total.”