Jockey Jan

Racing Welfare Congratulations to Paul Lodge

 

Congratulations to Paul Lodge, who, in the company of the Princess Royal, has received a prestigious Pride Of Racing award for his work as a Racing Welfare officer in Ryedale, following the Norton fire in September 2009, which tragically claimed the lives of teenage apprentice jockeys Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson.

Lodge was one of eight winners, selected from 114 nominees, at the awards ceremony, organized by Racing Welfare and attended by 230 guests last week at Epsom racecour [Racing Welfare Officers Paul Lodge and Janet Allison inspect the floral tributes.] se.

Lodge was acknowledged for the work he did in providing clothes, food and support to survivors and families following the fire, which had a devastating effect on Ryedale’s racing community

http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HRH Princess Anne opened the new home for jockeys and racing staff in Malton 17th February 2015.

PRINCESS Anne joined members of the racing world to open a £450,000 accommodation block built in memory of two jockeys who were killed in a house fire.

Racing Welfare have converted the former solicitors office in Malton which was partly financed by a fund set up after the deaths of jockeys Jamie Kyne,18, and Jan Wilson,19, in the fire in nearby Norton in 2009.

The Malton Fire Disaster Appeal was set up shortly after the fatal fire by the Racing Welfare charity, of which the princess is president. Malton trainer Mark Campion said: “I am really impressed. This will be a real help to both youngsters and trainers alike and a wonderful addition to Malton and Norton’s racing facilities. I am confident it will be very much appreciated by all."

The property will provide young people, aged from 16 to 24, who are going into the racing industry in North Yorkshire comfortable, secure homes and added personal support from the local Racing Welfare team whose office is located on the ground floor of the building.

Paul Lodge, the charity's welfare officer, said: "The fire brought the subject to the forefront. It's nice to know we can offer this facility. It's affordable, it's secure."

Part of the new complex has been paid for through the Qatar racing team who raised £200,000 in last year’s London Marathon and have close connections with Malton.

 

 

Princess Anne has opened an accommodation block for young racing staff in Malton, North Yorkshire.

 

The block, which cost £450,000 to convert, has been partly financed by a fund set up after the deaths of two jockeys in a fire.

The former solicitor's office has six bedrooms, kitchens and recreation space for stable workers.

Jamie Kyne, 18, from Galway, and Jan Wilson, 19, from Forfar, were killed in the fire in nearby Norton in 2009.

'Affordable and secure'

The Malton Fire Disaster Appeal was set up shortly after the fatal fire by the Racing Welfare charity, of which the princess is president.

The new accommodation is for racing staff aged 16 to 24.

Paul Lodge, the charity's welfare officer, said: "The fire brought the subject to the forefront.

"It's nice to know we can offer this facility. It's affordable, it's secure."

The ground floor of the block is to be Racing Welfare's regional welfare office.

The organisation owns over 150 homes in the UK.

 

 From the section York & North Yorkshire  

Jamie Kyne (l) and Jan Wilson (r) Image caption Jamie Kyne, 18, from Galway, and Jan Wilson, 19, from Forfar.

 

 

 

Shopping Cart

VirtueMart
Your Cart is currently empty.