Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 23 November 2014

In Pictures: Barclay Communications’ Race Evening raises thousands

Emma Douglas, Jennifer McKenna, Mary Harmon and Elaine Douglas.
Emma Douglas, Jennifer McKenna, Mary Harmon and Elaine Douglas at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Hilltown Gal heading for victory in the Barclay Landline European Breeders Fund Maiden at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Britt Megahey enjoying the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Lucky Lucy McCreery from Lisbane won when she backed Judies Child in the 5th race at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Kathryn Holland and Kate McGarry at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Mark Connolly and Caroline McCusker at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Susan Megahey, Ian Megahey, Brooke Watson, Anne Megahey, Guest and Heather Martin at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Lucy Monroe, Hannah Nelson and Tori McGowan at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Allison Wilson (Wilsons Auctions) Lorraine Dennison (Dennison Commercials) and Ian Wilson (Wilsons Auctions) at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Joanne McSeveny with the Valucabs group at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Robert and Kerry Patton at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Wilson Dennison, Harry Rodgers and Ian Ferguson at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Susan Megahey and Brooke Watson at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Manda and Stephen Shaw with Donna Todd at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Stephen and Lucy McCreery at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Paul McDonnell, winner of use of the Barclay Box in the U105 competition, with Barclay's Martin Harbinson at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Michael Corey and Emma McCausland at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Sharon and Richard Watson at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Deborah Telford and Peter Kelly at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Britt and Anne Megahey at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening
Dee and David O'Brien with Caroline and Simon Billington at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening

Barclay Communications raised over seven thousand pounds for the Jonjo Bright Trust at the tenth annual Barclay Communications’ Race Evening.

The Jonjo Bright Trust was set up when 19 year old aspiring amateur jockey, Jonjo Bright was left paralysed after a point-to-point fall on the 2 March 2013.

To support the Trust the local business organised charity collections, a raffle and auction at their biggest event of the year, which was held at Down Royal Racecourse.

Britt Megahey, Managing Director of Barclay Communications explains why supporting the Trust was so important to them, “We were all shocked when we heard what happened to local jockey Jonjo Bright, as keen horse enthusiasts ourselves we were strongly drawn to the Trust and everything we raised will go towards helping Jonjo live the most independent life possible.”

Attended by over 3,500 race goers and influential Northern Ireland business people the Jonjo Bright Trust was a cause close to the heart of everyone who attended the Barclay Communications’ Race Evening, from general race goers to jockeys and owners.

Laying on the VIP treatment, Barclay Communications pampered their guests with dinner, Champagne, massages, a caricaturist, live music, as well as a top racing spectacle.

The suite also raffled off a table of ten for Down Royal’s September race evening, which was drawn by Jonjo’s father, John Bright.

Raffle winner, Avril Knipe then kindly donated the prize for auction, which went for £2,700 to the successful highest bidder Richard Watson, bringing the total amount raised at the event to £7,262.18.

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