12:35PM, Tuesday 23 June 2015
One Direction singer Liam Payne and jump jockey legend AP McCoy joined a host of celebrities at Royal Windsor Racecourse last night to support the young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.
The evening was organised by former Formula 1 team boss Eddie Jordan and his wife Marie. Ireland’s retired rugby star Brian O’Driscoll and former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley also attended.
Now in its tenth year, the CLIC Sargent Windsor Race Night aims to raise money to help the charity provide emotional, practical and financial support to children and young people living with cancer.
Generous racegoers raised £600,000 at last night’s event which included a donation of £60,000 from the CelticFC Foundation towards CLIC Sargent’s new Home from Home in Glasgow, which is due to open in August.
Fundraisers met 25-year-old Emily Davies, from Sutton Vallance, Kent, who spoke about how the charity had supported her since she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2013.
Event organiser Eddie Jordan said: “You cannot help but be touched by the stories of the young people and children with cancer that CLIC Sargent supports, which is why I am a proud and long-term supporter of this fantastic charity.”
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