Foreword by the Princess Royal.This specially commissioned illustrated book celebrates 50 years of The Injured Jockeys Fund. Along with an illuminating foreword by the Fund’s long-standing patron, HRH The Princess Royal, the book also includes stunning pictorial such as John Oaksey making a bungee jump to benefit the Fund which was so close to his heart, and The Queen Mother (Patron of the Fund before her grand-daughter) lending a helping hand with the IJF’s now famous Christmas card.
All 50 of the Christmas cards are reproduced in the book, providing a fascinating journey through the names, faces and races of the last five decades and highlighting their importance at the heart of the Fund’s fundraising efforts. Moving and uplifting, the book is also filled with amusing anecdotes and snippets of events, activities and fundraising. Some of the strange donations that have been made, for example, include profits from mounted carol singing, Des O’Connor’s appearance money, and money in lieu of a billy goat’s stud fee!