About the Charities
By supporting this project you can help support the work of two fantastic local charities
Irish Injured Jockeys
The Mission of the IIJ is to make a real difference to the lives and welfare of jockeys, past and present, and their families by raising funds to provide enhanced help, care and support.
Irish Injured Jockeys was set up in 2014 to increase awareness and raise vital funds to support our injured jockeys. Funds raised through Irish Injured Jockeys go to the injured riders who are in most need of support.
With the nature of horse racing posing such high risks to our jockeys on a daily basis, it is essential that we have a public fundraising vehicle in place through which we can raise much needed funds on a regular and consistent basis.
Sensational Kids is an award-winning charity providing affordable and accessible early intervention services for the 1 in 4 children in Ireland with special educational needs such as those with autism, Down syndrome, adhd, dyspraxia, dyslexia and sensory processing disorders.
To date, Sensational Kids has delivered better outcomes for 5,000+ children with additional needs at its child development centres which are located in Kildare Town and Clonakilty.
Sensational Kids bridges the gap between public and private intervention for children who are on public waiting lists for vital supports such as occupational therapy, speech & language therapy and play therapy. With its services in huge demand, Sensational Kids is opening another child development centre in Connacht in 2019 and has just launched an innovative hippotherapy service for children with additional needs, combining the use of occupational therapy with the movement of a horse to deliver life changing impacts.