Charities within the UK will see £ 1.2m in bookmaker earnings from final week’s Royal Ascotthe The Gaming and Gaming Council (BGC) has introduced.
BGC members promised to donate all of the winnings taken from Thursday’s Britannia Stakes race, received by 14/1 shot put ridden by Ryan Moore, the winner in a nail-biting end on the tent competition.
Michael DugherThe CEO of the Betting and Gaming Council, mentioned: “It’s implausible information that BGC members have as soon as once more made such a big donation to quite a lot of good charities.
“I wish to thank all of the BGC members who took half – in addition to their prospects who loved a flutter on the race – and I wish to thank Ascot for his or her continued assist.”
Charities that can share the donation embody ABF – Troopers’ Charity, Sue Ryder, Ascot Racecourse Helps Neighborhood Fund, The Ivors Academy Belief and Cotswold Horse driving for the disabled.
The fundraising initiative was led by the BGC members in Flutter (Paddy Energy, Betfair, Sky Guess), bet365, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), William Hill, 888, BetVictor, Kindred (Unibet), Betway, Rank Group (Grosvenor Sport), Virgin Guess, Tote, Fitzdares and Guess with Ascot.
BGC members have now raised £ 5.5 million for charity for the reason that group was fashioned in November 2019 by way of the Britannia Stakes and digital Grand Nationwide.
Talking on behalf of BGC’s charity recipients, Caroline GrahamDirector of Fundraising at Sue Ryder, added: “We’re more than happy to have benefited from the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot this yr and wish to thank the members of BGC for his or her generosity.
“It’s particularly particular for us to be chosen throughout the platinum anniversary yr as Her Majesty the Queen is our patron. This unimaginable donation will make such a giant distinction for Sue Ryder.
“It is going to allow us to increase the attain of our much-needed grief providers and assist us in our ambition to create a society the place nobody must face grief or loss alone.”