Race Day banks thousands for Warwick children's charity - The Leamington Observer

Race Day banks thousands for Warwick children's charity

Leamington Editorial 7th Jun, 2023   0

A RACE day has raised £22,431 for a children’s charity launched in memory of a little girl from Warwick.

Around 170 property professionals joined The Wigley Property Raceday to soak in the Jump Racing Season Finale at Warwick Racecourse.

The event was held by Southam-based The Wigley Group, raising cash through race sponsorship, an auction, and a meal, while there was also a keynote speech from legendary broadcaster John Inverdale.

The proceeds have been donated to Molly Ollys Wishes, which was set-up by Rachel and Tim Ollerenshaw following the death of their eight-year-old daughter Molly from a rare kidney cancer.




Funds will go towards its work providing emotional support for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by delivering wishes and donating therapeutic toys books to children both directly and through hospitals across the UK.

James Davies from The Wigley Group said: “This was not only a fantastic opportunity to watch the jump racing season finale but a great day raising money for a brilliant local charity.


“We’ve always been keen to support charities and organisations in our local area and I am thrilled we have been able to provide this donation to Molly Ollys to support their work in helping children with terminal and life-threatening illnesses.

“I would like to extend my thanks to all of our generous sponsors and supporters for making this day such a huge success.”

Rachel Ollrenshaw added: “Molly Ollys is very grateful to The Wigley Group for choosing us as their charity for this year’s Wigley Property Raceday.

“We cannot stress the significance of this type of events, they are very important to raise both awareness and funds with a new audience of corporates and individuals.

“Funds are very much needed at the moment as we are seeing a sharp increase in demand for all of our services at a time when fundraising is challenging. Thank you to everyone involved.”

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