Jamie Morris, will be one of 25 Jockeys participating in Ireland’s longest running Charity Race which has raised over €1.3 million to date.
Jamie Morris son of Mouse Morris winning trainer of the Irish and English Grand National will ride in this year’s Punchestown Charity race to raise awareness for Organ Donation.
The Charity Race was started in 1990 by Kilcullen Butcher, James Nolan, after he received a successful transplant from his sister Catherine, in 1987.
Jamie is delighted to be participating in the 2016 Punchestown Charity Race in aid of the Punchestown Kidney Research Fund and has said:
“Jamie commended the work of the Charity which has raised over €1.3 million to date and the Punchestown Kidney Research Fund has committed to giving over €275,000 to various Irish Kidney related projects during 2015 & 2016 with a special mention for the flagship project of The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund which is to donate €150,000 towards the building of a new Renal Ward for Temple Street Children's Hospital In Dublin.
Jamie was also quick to applaud the work of The Charity in promoting Organ Donor Awareness in Ireland, which requests people to consider carrying an Organ Donor Card as the carrying of the Organ Donor Card gives hope to those waiting on a Life Saving Organ Transplant."
The 27th running of The Punchestown Charity Race is scheduled to take place at 6.40 pm on Saturday 30th April at the Punchestown National Hunt Racing Festival.
2015 & 2016 are very important years for the The Punchestown Kidney Research Fund.
We have committed to invest over €275,000 in various kidney related projects:
€150,000 committed to support a new renal unit at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin.
€100,000 committed to support 2 kidney related research projects under the guidance of the Irish Nephrology Society.
€20,000 committed to continue our Art Therapy programmes for Dialysis Patients in Tallaght & Waterford Dialysis Units.
€3,000 committed to our Sports Programme for Dialysis & Transplant Patients & €5,000 committed to a new Patient to Patient support service.