Newmarket Injured Jockeys Fund Rehabilitation and Fitness Centre to be called “Peter O’Sullevan House”
6th Sep 2016 | News
Sir Peter O’Sullevan was always a great supporter of the IJF and the project has been given a substantial opening grant from The Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust, set up 20 years ago to raise funds for racing and other important animal charities.
Nigel Payne, on behalf of the Trustees of the Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust says:
“As Trustees we are determined to ensure that Peter’s name lives on in those areas he was so passionately committed to supporting. When we were approached by the Injured Jockeys Fund we knew that here was a project which suited this objective perfectly. Peter would be delighted and immensely proud to have the Injured Jockeys Fund Newmarket Centre named after him, alongside the respective Oaksey and Jack Berry Houses.”
Lisa Hancock, CEO of The Injured Jockeys Fund says:
“We are extremely grateful to The Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust for their generous donation to this exciting project. The name Peter O’Sullevan House is a fitting tribute to one of racing’s most respected figures. It also sits extremely well alongside Lord Oaksey and Jack Berry, all three of them dedicated and passionate charity campaigners.”
Grant Harris, CEO of the British Racing School says:
“The fact that the IJF’s new rehabilitation and fitness centre here at the British Racing School is to be called Peter O’Sullevan House is a wonderful tribute to a true legend of our sport. All involved in this project thank the Charitable Trust for its grant towards the building of what promises to be a fantastic asset to Newmarket. The BRS is so proud to be part of this project. It will enhance the offering at the school by giving those attending courses the ability to use the state of the art facilities at Sir Peter O’Sullevan House. The synergy is obvious to all.”
Peter O’Sullevan House will have state-of-the-art rehabilitation and fitness facilities as well as housing the Injured Jockeys Fund Head Office. It will sit alongside Oaksey House in Lambourn, opened in 2009 and Jack Berry House in Malton, opened in 2015.
Development work will begin on Peter O’Sullevan House in late 2016. It will open in 2018.