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03 March 2022

The Jockey Club surprised the Kister family with Festival tickets and a morning at John Lewis as part of their WellChild partnership.

WellChild will once again be the official charity partner of The Festival™ at Cheltenham. A Festival preview evening will be staged in the Centaur facility at the racecourse on Sunday 13th March. Hosted by Oli Bell, the panel will include Ruby Walsh, Emma Lavelle and Barry Geraghty. Tickets cost just £10 with all proceeds going to WellChild.

The video below shows their latest collaboration with the charity, this time treating the Kister family to a VIP day out.

Colin Dyer, Chief Executive of WellChild, said: “We are delighted to be working with The Jockey Club again this year as Official Charity Partner of the Cheltenham Festival 2022.

“We would like to thank The Jockey Club and everyone involved with The Festival for the energy, enthusiasm and hard work they have put into including WellChild in this year’s event and supporting our work with seriously ill children and their families across the UK.

“In fact, we would like to thank the entire racing community – from owners, trainers and jockeys through to racing fans everywhere, for the huge boost they are giving to families with complex needs children. Times are very tough for the families that WellChild support and those difficult days look set to continue. Thanks to you we can offer hope and practical help to them as they carry on the struggle to give their children the very best chance to thrive.”

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