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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 husband and 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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Charity

The Injured Jockeys Fund

The Injured Jockeys Fund

Mind

Mind

Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Devon Air Ambulance Trust

Supporters

11-Jul-2018

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

29-May-2018

Kelly Gowers

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

19-Apr-2018

Nicholas Greenwood

15-Apr-2018

Alison Robinson

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

22-Mar-2018

Cheltenham Preview Night

£350.00

19-Mar-2018

Steph

Happy Birthday Rich x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

12-Mar-2018

Julian Wilson - Grove Farm Stud

Cheltenham Festival Preview Night. His loss is a tragedy for all his family and friends to have to bear. There is always someone at Racing Welfare able to listen and help. Many thanks to Yorton Farm Stud - for the auction donation.

£1500.00 plus £0.00 Gift Aid

09-Mar-2018

Hilly

No one should suffer in silence, thank you for opening your heart and our minds.

£210.00

05-Mar-2018

Ben West

Cheltenham Preview Night at the Eastern Eye. Jimmy Frost Race Day

£350.00 plus £87.50 Gift Aid

04-Mar-2018

hollgood

re cheltenham festival preview night

£100.00