28th Spinal Research Charity Race Day
Wetherby Racecourse Wednesday 17th October 2018
The Spinal Research Race Day is the first of the season at Wetherby Race Course and this year the weather was at its finest with blue skies and warming sunshine. Guests enjoyed a Champagne Reception, three course meal and plenty of opportunities for a flutter. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and people donating auction and raffle prizes, the day raised over £45,000. This money will fund even more research that will change the future of spinal cord injury.
Special thanks go to the wonderful volunteers from Leeds Beckett University who, as well helping raise funds for us, got first hand experience for their Event Management studies.
The guest speaker was Ronaldo M Ichiyama, Associate Professor in Motor Control, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, who spoke about some of the latest developments in spinal cord injury research being undertaken at the university.
This very special event was started by Rachel Wright, a remarkable woman who had a spinal cord injury due to a riding accident when she was just 21 years old. This race day has continued in her memory and has evolved into an annual event that regularly raises thousands of pounds for Spinal Research.