Did you know that Betfred is one of the largest employers in the North West? At Betfred we care about people and causes. We regularly give our support to worthwhile causes across the country. Some of the more recent charities we’ve been involved with:
- The Injured Jockeys Fund
Betfred’s official charity is The Injured Jockeys Fund’s ‘Jack Berry House’. Jack Berry House, based in Malton, aims to raise £1.2 million for a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility which will provide medical and physiotherapy expertise all designed to improve the rate and level of recovery for injured jockeys.
In addition to the fully equipped gym it will also have an infinity swimming pool for controlled hydro-therapy. It will also provide education and training for current and young aspiring jockeys focusing on physical and mental fitness, fall training and spatial awareness, nutrition, injury management, sports psychology and jockey coaching, all designed to reduce the risk of serious injury.
Betfred have organised various sponsored events to help the cause including a dedicated race day, a very special sportsman’s dinner and further initiatives which encourage all staff to get involved.
- Mission Christmas
There are 150,000 children in Manchester in poverty. Key 103 in partnership with the new Hamleys at intu Trafford Centre, have launched Mission Christmas. This allows people to donate a present. They are looking to raise £1 million worth of toys. Hamleys have agreed to match 1000 presents.
Fred has donated £4500 worth of toys from various stores around Manchester. These were brought to Hamleys on 28th November. Fred had offered to donate a further £500 to a trolley dash live on Key 103. Children in Hamleys ran around Hamleys picking up as many toys as possible. When these were put through the till it came to £1501. Fred agreed to pay the difference, bringing the total amount for the toys up to £6001. With Hamleys matching the toys bought by Betfred to bring Key 103 closer to their £1 million target.
- Bobby Moore Fund
- Northern Racing College
- Harley Slack Fund
- Manchester Childrens Hospital
- Killing Cancer
- Retired Greyhound Trust