Jockey Jan

CHURCH SERVICE 2010

A service to dedicate the seat in memory of Jan at Rescobie Church will take place at Rescobie Church after the service on Sunday 5th September 2010 at 11.30a.m. To which all are invited.

 
JOCKEY JAN MEMORIAL FUND CHARITY
Jockey Jan Memorial FundAs from the 1st of September 2010 we are pleased to announce that the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund has become a Registered Scottish Charity, charity number SC041749 for further information it can be seen on website at www.oscr.org.uk.
Drew and I thank all who have supported us in this terrible tragedy and hope they will continue to support the many things that Jan was involved in through out her short life in the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund Charity AS OF 5TH SEPTEMBER IT HAS RAISED OVER £25,300.00.
 
Jan Wilson Memorial Award Celebrates Rider’s 20th Birthday on Saturday 1st of May 2010

Pony Racing AuthorityThe Jan Wilson Memorial Award is launched today by The Pony Racing Authority to coincide with what would have been Jan’s 20th birthday on 1st May.  The Award, in memory of the young jockey tragically killed with Jamie Kyne in a fire last September, celebrates the life of Jan and her passion for racing, and will give one young rider aged 14-15 years the opportunity to develop their career in the saddle, something which Jan had successfully done before her untimely death.

The points based Award, funded by the Jockey Jan Memorial Fund, is for riders participating in Northern and Scottish based fixtures of the 2010 Charles Owen Pony Racing Series.  The new Award will encourage riders to compete more often on the Northern circuit, which is where Jan enjoyed her career, and will help prepare them for a career in racing.    

The Rider accumulating the most points and winning the inaugural Jan Wilson Memorial Award will receive a perpetual trophy, personalised racing breeches, boots and saddle supplied by Gibsons Saddlers and P H Kinglsey Ltd, both companies that supported Jan when she was a jockey.  Media training will also be offered together with a placement at a Trainer’s yard of choice and personal tuition at the Northern Racing College, where Jan herself benefited from equicisor training.

Margaret Wilson, Jan’s Mother, says: “Jan would have been 20 years old this Saturday and this new Pony Racing Award in memory of Jan is a positive way to mark the occasion.  Jan loved racing and I am delighted to offer our support to young riders like Jan starting out on their careers.  If you want good jockeys we have to help them on the road.  It was important to me that the Award is something Jan would have wanted to win herself and I am sure she will be watching down on these young riders following their dream like Jan did.  This is for Jan.”

Rebecca Morgan, Chief Executive of The Pony Racing Authority, comments: “The PRA Board is proud and honoured to introduce the Jan Wilson Memorial Award, at a particularly poignant time for Jan’s family and friends.  Her untimely death was a tragedy felt by all in racing and I hope Pony Racing can do her memory proud in offering this new Award in her name.  The Award is specifically aimed at encouraging young riders based in the north, and to reward those aged 14 and 15 years who we feel will benefit most from the prize on offer.  I have worked closely with Margaret Wilson, who has acted with dignity and determination to introduce this Award in memory of her young daughter, to create a fitting and meaningful Award for Jan.”

Jan InterviewThe memorial fund set up by Jan’s parents has joined the Pony Racing Authority (PRA) to establish an award for teenagers who share the apprentice’s dream of a career in the saddle.

As a harrowing narrative emerged at Leeds Crown Court in the case over the deaths of Jan and fellow jockey Jamie Kyne in a North Yorkshire flat fire last September, her parents said yesterday they were proud to announce an award celebrating their daughter’s memory which would hopefully motivate other youngsters to fulfil their dreams.

The idea for a Pony Racing Award was suggested to Margaret Wilson by Christine Barron from Maunby House, Thirsk.  Jan Wilson used to have a lunch time job from the Boss to help out their neighbour’s children, Philippa and William Hill, with their ponies.  Jan’s advice and encouragement with the young riders helped them achieve success in the saddle both Eventing and Pony Racing and it was felt an Award in Jan’s memory for Pony Racing would be both relevant and fitting to Jan given her interest in helping other young riders develop and improve.

 
NEW AWARD LAUNCHED IN MEMORY OF FORFAR JOCKEY

Jan Winning at AyrNEW AWARD LAUNCHED IN MEMORY OF FORFAR JOCKEY 2010 PONY RACING

The Jan Wilson Memorial Award will be contested by 14- and 15-year-old riders in Northern and Scottish fixtures of the Charles Owen Pony Racing Series.

It aims to encourage riders to compete more often on the Northern circuit, where Jan enjoyed racing.
The rider with the most points—winning the inaugural award—will receive a perpetual trophy and personalised racing breeches, boots and saddle from Gibsons Saddlers and P.H. Kingsley Ltd, both of whom supported the teenager.
The package also includes media training, a placement at a trainer’s yard of choice and tuition at the Northern Racing College, where Jan received equicisor training.

Her mother, Margaret, said yesterday, “Jan would have been 20 years old this Saturday and this new Pony Racing award in her memory is a positive way to mark the occasion.

“Jan loved racing and I am delighted to offer our support to young riders like Jan, starting out on their careers.”

She added, “It was important to me that the award is something Jan would have wanted to win herself and I am sure she will be watching down on these young riders following their dream like Jan did.

“This is for Jan.”
Jan Winning at Ayr
PRA chief executive Rebecca Morgan said, “The PRA board is proud and honoured to introduce the Jan Wilson Memorial Award, at a particularly poignant time for Jan’s family and friends.”

The Jockey Jan Memorial Fund has raised over £10,000 and supports projects including clubs which the former Forfar Academy pupil was involved in.

Please see www.pra.gb.com and in particular http://www.pra.gb.com/PRAJanWilsonMemorial.aspx where you will note the Award is now fully on our website.  I will update the scores after each fixture.

 
Jockey Jan and the Patchwork Cottage Girls

Today I visited the Patchwork Cottage Girls at Plovermuir By Kirriemuir organised by Mrs Lorna Johnston they asked if they could make a quilt in memory of Jan and support the J J M F, I thought it was a lovely idea and so thoughtful and as you can see beautiful. Now its what to do with it other quilts are raffled or auctioned of for charity, I myself would like it hung some place where people can see it and remember Jan and Jamie two young kids that were taken from us so tragically, maybe someone could make a donation to the fund and donate it to a race course or the North Oaksey House when it gets built. I’m up for suggestions.

 

 

 

 

 

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In June 2015 when we were down at the opening of The Jack Berry House by HRH Princess Anne.  I left the lovely Quilt that the Patchwork cottage girls so kindly made for the JJM Fund back in 2010. At the time it was our thoughts for it to be hung up at a place like the now named Jack Berry House. At the end of August 2015, I received a letter from Jack Berry he said “ the lovely bed spread that was given to the J B House was sold at auction at Jack & Jo Berry’s Injured Jockey Fund party Fish and Chip Lunch, you will be pleased to know it was bought by Trainer John Wade for £380". All funds going to the I J F. Many thanks to Mr Wade and the ladies at Patchwork Cottage.

 

 

 

 

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