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12 October 2023

Racing Together’s Webinar Series returns on Thursday, October 19th 1pm-1.45pm

The first topic discussed in this third series is:

 “The transformational impact of sport on mental and physical health”

The panel will discuss and challenge sport’s capacity to transform the mental and physical health of  participants and fans at all life stages, and explore racing’s unique benefits.

Join host, TV broadcaster Leonna Mayor and our expert panel to examine racing’s capacity and  opportunity to help people improve their physical and mental health.

Leonna Mayor is a former jockey-turned ITV and Sky Sport’s Racing presenter; among her many commitments, she has recently become a Racing to School Ambassador, helping the charity to inspire more young minds.


Aimee Hockley-Righton, Racing Welfare

Aimee is the Welfare Manager at Racing Welfare, a charity dedicated to supporting individuals in the racing industry. Aimee studied a Level 4 counselling programme, to gain a deeper understanding of the psychological aspects of her day-to-day work. This decision reflects her dedication to provide holistic support to Racing Welfare beneficiaries.

She also discovered an outlet for her own ‘self-care’ was endurance sports. Aimee ventured into the world of Ironman races in 2019, a gruelling triathlon consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.2-mile marathon run.

Sam Perks, Physical Activity Operations Manager, Mind Charity

Sam is the Physical Activity Operations Manager at Mind. He leads on Mind’s Sport England-funded physical activity programmes with a focus on helping sport and physical activity providers to support and engage people with mental health problems in physical activity.

Page Fuller, former Jump Jockey

Page announced her retirement from race-riding in April this year following a run of injuries and setbacks, having been a key member of Jamie Snowden’s Lambourn-based team. She retired with 108 winners over jumps and one on the Flat in Britain, riding in Belgium, France, Germany and Abu Dhabi as an amateur, too. Page has been busy exploring future career options within the racing industry, training as a racing coach, as well as supporting Racing to School on some events. She has represented jockeys in the past as a member of the Professional Jockeys’ Association Board.

Adam Whitehead, Athlete Mentor, Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Adam is a former Olympic Swimmer, and now leads the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust’s curriculum development and athlete training. Adam swam for Great Britain for over 10 years and went to all the major championships (European, Commonwealth Games, World and Olympic Games), winning seven international medals. His two career highlights include winning the European Championships and Commonwealth Games. Adam is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and delivers mental health training to people who want to be able to support others in this way. Adam also has his own business called ‘the NOW Project’ which delivers training and workshops to schools and businesses. Adam attended an event with Prince and Princess of Wales this week to mark World Mental Health Day.

We look forward to another engaging and interactive session, with our panel also taking questions from the audience. Please share the details of this free webinar with colleagues.

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