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For Richard Woollacott

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Story

[p]I’ve lost my husband, best friend and the father of our child. It’s too late for us, he has gone but it’s not too late to speak out and do more to help others from becoming lost. [/p][p]Richard was a wonderful father to his three children, as well as a truly talented trainer who achieved many amazing things despite battling mental health problems for many years. [/p][p]The happy, enthusiastic, determined, and social person that everyone has paid such beautiful tributes to, is the man I love and married, but unfortunately we also struggled with many hidden issues behind closed doors, which ultimately carried a very tragic price. [/p][p]Horse racing was our life, a life we chose and one we loved, but it can be an unforgiving and demanding game, that delivers incredible highs and lows as demonstrated in many of his emotional television interviews. [/p][p]I am incredibly proud of Richard and, although he may have never felt or admitted it himself, he was hugely successful. He was a National Champion Point To Point jockey, having trained the majority of the winners he rode, and a Grade 2 Winning National Hunt trainer. I am just devastated that we were unable to make him believe in himself in the same way we all did.[/p][p]Suicide is the single biggest cause of death of men between 18-45. We must DO more. [/p][p]By making this page, we aim to raise money for these three important charities in memory of Richard. If we can help just one other person from getting so lost then it is worth it. [/p][p]1. ‘[i]mind’[/i] to help raise awareness of the serious issues of mental health and encourage people to speak up; https://www.mind.org.uk/[/p][p]2. Injured Jockey’s Fund a charity close to Richard’s heart supporting his fellow riders; http://www.injuredjockeys.co.uk/[/p][p]3. Devon Air Ambulance providing urgent medical assistance to the people of Richard’s home county; https://www.daat.org/[/p][p][br][/p]

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Supporters

Apr 30, 2019

Mike Parcej

I realise this has been a tough few weeks for you and kayley, but this is to let you know that we are right behind you, and I hope you stand up and above certain folk and move forward in Richard's memory. All good wishes to you both.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2019

Chris

Shall never forget how proud Richard was of Beer Goggles ' and Lalor's successes at Newbury and Liverpool respectively back in 2017

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Feb 27, 2019

Juliet Kilty

Great cause, enjoy the training and enjoy the adventure even more

£75.19 plus £18.80 Gift Aid

Nov 19, 2018

Jared

With all best wishes for a very important cause

£100.00

Nov 18, 2018

Craig

Hello please thank your superstar Lalor for today’s donation as any winnings were planned in Richard’s memory. You’re a credit to Richard and here’s to many more winners from your yard!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 17, 2018

Gav

Great section on The Opening Show today. Sad news.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2018

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 29, 2018

Kelly Gowers

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2018

Nicholas Greenwood

Apr 15, 2018

Alison Robinson

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid