In May the Barclay Communications’ race evening at Down Royal and eventing weekend at Glenpatrick raised over five thousand pounds for the Jonjo Bright Trust, taking their total raised so far to nearly thirty two thousand pounds.
The May Day weekend at Glenpatrick played host to hundreds of eventers and raised money across Saturday’s Eventing Ireland competition and Sunday’s go as you please.
While the 30th May Barclay Communications’ race evening was attended by over three thousand race enthusiasts, top business people and five hundred of the local O2 Centre of Excellence’s VIP guests, including their communications partners O2 and Nokia, who all generously donated to the Trust in racecourse collections and a suite raffle.
Britt Megahey, Managing Director of Barclay Communications explains the importance of these events to the business mobile, landline, IT, cloud and app provider, “The race evening allows us to thank our clients and partners for their custom over the last year, but both events gives us the opportunity to support a local cause, like the Jonjo Bright Trust and we’re thrilled to have raised another five thousand pounds for this local lad.”
Jonjo Bright was just 19 years old when in March 2013, as an aspiring amateur jockey he was left paralysed after a point-to-point fall. The Jonjo Bright Trust was then established to help him live the most independent life possible.
At the Glenpatrick weekend Barclay Communications fundraised on the Saturday with sponsored fences and collections, while they donated all the Sunday’s go as you please entrance fees to the Trust.
Then, for the race evening at Down Royal they rolled out stilt walkers, caricatures, massages, live music, dinner, drinks, racing, a raffle and collections for their VIP guests and the Trust.
Barclay Communications have also held fundraising activities at 2013’s race evening and Glenpatrick event, Down Royal’s Boxing Day race meeting and at some smaller events over the year. As a result they have raised £31,982 for the Jonjo Bright Trust.
Britt continues, “Jonjo is making remarkable progress and we want to thank everyone who has donated to the Trust. We’re going to continue fundraising for such an inspirational young lad and hopefully we’ll be able to raise another life changing amount.”
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