Frankel is a star – not only is he the world’s highest rated racehorse, but he’s also helping local life-threatened children, young people and their families
Frankel raises money for EACH
Tours to see Frankel have raised thousands of pounds for a local children’s hospice thanks to the kindness of his trainer, the late Sir Henry Cecil, and Juddmonte Farms.
In response to interest from Frankel’s many fans, a total of six tours have taken place this summer at Banstead Manor Stud, where Frankel now stands as a stallion.
The tours, which were offered to Frankel fans and were snapped up within 24 hours, have raised almost £3,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) – the charity chosen by Sir Henry Cecil who had cancer and died in June this year.
As well as the money raised from the tours, EACH has also received to date almost £4,500 generated from the sales of official Frankel merchandise and donations made for official Frankel DVDs by Juddmonte clients.
Karen Newton, EACH Fundraiser, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the support we’ve received from Juddmonte Farms and incredibly grateful to all the team and especially the late Sir Henry Cecil for nominating EACH.
“Frankel is a star – not only is he the world’s highest rated racehorse, but he’s also helping local life-threatened children, young people and their families and there are not many racehorses that have that claim!”
General Manager Philip Mitchell said “We are a private farm and do not normally open our doors to the public, however we wanted to offer Frankel fans an opportunity to see him in his new home. We are delighted to help such a worthy charity.”
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Pictured - Wendy Johnson Houghton from Juddmonte Farms and Karen Newton from EACH, along with 'tour guides' Kate Hannam and Tony Rushmer.