On Friday 29th May Barclay Communications’ Race Evening hosted Down Royal’s first Gentleman’s Day and raised over three thousand pounds for the Jonjo Bright Trust.
Now in its twelfth year the evening launched Down Royal’s summer nights of racing and Gentleman’s Day with a touch of style and comedy thanks to a Keith Lemon lookalike and most dapperly dressed, best moustache and best dressed gentleman competitions.
A firm favourite in the racing calendar, the race evening attracted local celebrities like Pamela Ballantine and Darren Cave and thousands of race enthusiasts to Down Royal. While Barclay Communications’ exclusive suite hosted a VIP evening of dinner, racing and entertainment for their partners in O2, Sony and EE, and over 450 top Northern Ireland business people.
Britt Megahey, Managing Director of Barclay Communications comments on the event, “We’re thrilled so many of our clients and partners came out to celebrate another race evening with us and to generously support the Jonjo Bright Trust despite the weather and lure of the golf.”
The local business mobile, landline, IT app and web design company have supported the Jonjo Bright Trust for three years and raised £3,364 for the cause on Friday night.
Jonjo Bright was just 19 years old when in March 2013, as an aspiring amateur jockey he was left with a severe spinal injury after a point-to-point fall. The Jonjo Bright Trust was then established to help make the future brighter for Jonjo.