Cork Racecourse Mallow makes presentation of €33k to the Rickie Healy Appeal

Nancy Cogan, Cork Racecourse Mallow, Tom Gaffney, Chairperson of the Board at Cork Racecourse, Michael Healy and Pat Coleman of the Rickie Healy Appeal, Donal Buckley, Board member of Cork Racecourse, and Mary Healy, Rickie Healy Appeal, at Cork Racecourse on 10th December for the presentation of a cheque from a recent fundraiser raceday at Cork Racecourse Mallow in aid of the Rickie Healy Appeal. Photo by Sean Jefferies Photography.

All the collections are in and at their last race day Cork Racecourse Mallow presented the Rickie Healy Appeal with a cheque for €33,000. The racecourse generously donated all the proceeds from the gate to the Rickie Healy appeal, supporting the young sportsman’s recovery following his life changing injury in July. According to the Racecourse Manager Andrew Hogan “We were delighted to get involved in the appeal and it was great to see such a strong outpour of support from the local community on the day”. Further fundraising events have been planned for Rickie, including the Rearing for Rickie project going on at the Kanturk Livestock Mart in March. 51 weanlings have already been donated to the project and Kanturk Mart will hold a special charity auction on Friday 23rd March. There is also a Cheltenham Preview Night planned for Thursday evening 1st March in the Arches Bar in Mallow with top trainers Jessica Harrington, Shark Hanlon and Ted Walsh already lined up to take part. Pat Coleman who is involved in running the Trust added “We are very grateful to everyone who has gotten involved. The amount of goodwill and support has been amazing and has given us strength”. Anyone looking for more information should check out the Rickie Healy Appeal on Facebook.