Race fans raise much-needed funds

Windsor Charity Race 2007

Racing pundit John McCririck and TV presenter Clare Balding were among the high profile guests invited to a Charity Race Evening which raised £260,000 for St John Ambulance and Starlight Children's Foundation.

Clare Balding, who has appeared on 'Have I Got News for You', 'They Think It's All Over', 'Call My Bluff' and many other TV favourites, auctioned off a car donated by Bridgestone, Capital Car and Van Hire and Kwik-Fit Fleet. 

Frankie Dettori who won the fourth race cantered over and straddled himself across the Toyota AYGO for photographs with the organisers.

We're delighted with the success of the event and we're very grateful to everyone who has helped raise funds for two such great causes.

Tara Emery
Events Manager, St John Ambulance National Headquarters

The race evening at the Royal Windsor Racecourse saw guests enjoy a wonderful evening of horseracing, music, champagne and canapés, followed by dinner in the Riverside Marquee. After dinner, a raffle and an auction of luxury items was held.

Tara Emery, Events Manager at St John Ambulance, said: 'We're delighted with the success of the event and we're very grateful to everyone who has helped raise funds for two such great causes.'

The event will take place again next year in July.

Find out more about our other fundraising events.