Best Beginnings
Best Beginnings works to help end child heath inequalities across the UK. We are committed to working towards a society where babies from all backgrounds have an equal chance of a healthy start. There is a large child health gap between the top and bottom of the socio-economic scale in the UK and across certain ethnic communities - gaps that lead to premature birth, serious illnesses, developmental disorders and deaths in early infancy. This health gap continues into adulthood, with children from more challenging backgrounds being significantly more likely to suffer from obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease in later life. Best Beginnings addresses the challenges of reducing child health inequalities and infant mortality in three main ways. We: 1. develop pioneering interventions and resources for families and healthcare professionals, to ensure parents have the information and support needed to make choices that will improve their children’s health and avoid preventable illnesses and death 2. promote equal access to health services for families with vulnerable babies, particularly enabling people who have difficulty accessing these services 3. advance the education of both the public and professionals who have contact with young people and families, about health issues affecting mothers and children.
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Magnolia Cup 2014's fundraising page

Pip Menzies

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Dear Magnolia Cup supporter,

Thank you for visiting our page. The Glorious Goodwood Ladies Charity Race - The Magnolia Cup - is now in its fourth successive year and this exciting charitable initiative will be raising funds for Best Beginnings and The Reading Agency. Both accomplish incredible work in their individual fields and we are delighted to be able to support such worthy causes.

This glamorous race is held on Ladies Day during the Glorious Goodwood Racing Festival. Our brave and beautiful lady jockeys train hard during the months leading up to the race. Without the commitment of these courageous women, as well as the support we receive from the Owners & Trainers who lend horses, we would not be able to reach our impressive fund raising target. We are also lucky enough to have jockey silks specifically created by a group of highly regarded designers including Vivienne Westwood and Beulah, who add glamour and style to our charity event.

We are fortunate enough to have the backing of British jewellery designer, Theo Fennell, and Talk Talk, who generously sponsor the race, and through a mixture of this sponsorship, horse sponsorship, betting initiatives and donations we aim to raise in excess of £200,000 to be split between our two chosen charities. 

With your help we can reach our target and send much needed funds to Best Beginnings and The Reading Agency. We really appreciate all your support and we thank you for any donations, large or small, that you are able to give.

Thank you,

The Magnolia Cup Team

Recent donors

02.09.14 Congratulations to all involved... A great race and a great sum raised. Andrew

28.08.14 MB, you smashed it as usual. Belated donation! Well done again x

19.08.14 With love from the AB's

18.08.14 Great day, and Edie was awesome!


11.08.14 Excellent day, well done to all the brave riders!

11.08.14 Well done all!

07.08.14 Well done Clare, very glamorous, beautifully crazy and a great cause! Iain

04.08.14 Sorry I couldn't be with you on the day!

02.08.14 Bravo Edie and See The Storm, fab win. X

01.08.14 Half my winnings (but I made Norman give all his!) Mummy

01.08.14 Edie that was incredible. Here are my winnings.

01.08.14 ride of the day!

01.08.14 Well done Edie! X


01.08.14 Good to see the flag flying for eventers! Very well done, love Venetia

01.08.14 Well done Edie!

01.08.14 Well done Mrs R, quite amazing xxxxxx

01.08.14 Bravo Edes. And I didn't even need to go near a real bull! Love Natalie xx

01.08.14 Go dolly!

31.07.14 Go Edie!!!!!!!

31.07.14 Good luck, Edie xx Jason

31.07.14 All the best Edie :)

31.07.14 You'd better win!! Lots of love, Grace xx



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