£276,105 of £200,000 goal
We all know the risks jockeys take, and we all know they know the risks. But when one gets badly hurt those of us who love the game, bet on the game, need the game, have the opportunity to come together and say: "You know what? We can help this person."
Freddy Tylicki is going to need loads of help.
After a fall at Kempton, the latest news on Freddy is this: "His surgical team have confirmed that Freddy has a T7 paralysis, which means he has movement in the upper half of his body but not his lower."
I was at Chantilly when Freddy recently won his second Group 1 on Speedy Morning. The joy on his face that day was infectious.
Freddy will get great assistance from the brilliant Injured Jockeys' Fund. But just think what happiness we would all get by delivering a fat cheque to him.
Let's do what we can to help ease Freddy's tough journey ahead.
And trust me people the amount you donate doesn't matter. If just a third of my Twitter followers gave £1 I'd be handing a cheque to Freddy's family of £20k.
PS: Please retweet on Twitter and share on Facebook whether you donate or not.
Gofunme have asked me to answer these questions:
1. Who you are. TV presenter Matt Chapman
2. Where you're from: London
3. Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for: Friend.
4. How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible): The funds will be paid direct to Freddy via his Charitable Fund and Injured Jockeys' Fund
5. How you intend to get the funds to those in need: A cheque will be sent to the Injured Jockeys' Fund.
I saw Freddie in action on Oct 12 at Kempton when he piloted the previously unraced Tribute Act to a win. Being a member of the syndicate that owns her I got to meet Freddie briefly, and instantly liked him. I'd backed her E/W on the tote, and I've donated my winnings rounded up to the nearest tenner. Take it easy, Freddie. We've got you.
Oh Freddie at a time when we are all reminded about how cruel life can be and you with your family commence your darkest chapter please keep strong in the belief that it will get lighter in time and you'll find a way to find happiness again - you have the support from the loved ones you know but all of the prayers and kindness from thousands who you don't know - well done Matt Chapman for acting so quickly and to all of those who have been so so generous - thoughts and prayers go out to Freddie and his family x
Usman Amir how dare you use such a great cause to promote your company you should be ashamed of yourself . Thinking of you Freddy x
I don't normally donate to these events but after seeing what happened , I had to give a little something, only a little amount but hopefully it will all help. Get well soon Freddy
This is a fantastic response for Freddy however I would urge people to continue giving if they can. I have worked at Oaksey House for The Injured Jockeys Fund and have some understanding of the rehab costs that these type of injuries incur. Best wishes Freddy we're all behind you!
I dont know you but I know of you I wish you a speedy recovery I will continue to pray for you
What a fantastic response in less than a day. Well done Matt Chapman for starting this page. I'm sure the family will be very touched by this outpouring of support.
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No amount of money will make this any better but hopefully it will make lifes practicalities a little easier..... good luck for the future..
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Matt pls let me know who to make cheque out to n where to send it pls as can't do it on line? Thanx aid n Annie Murphy xx
Steven Elief, Edinburgh New respect for a guy I didn't really care for, Matt Chapman. What a tremendous statement about important things in peoples' lives, and the heartfelt caring and generosity of the British public. May God bless you Freddy.
This is my first time donating but if a little can help, I want to.
lol the besp
Good luck Freddy you and your family are in our thoughts.
I can't even imagine what you're going through but the incredible response here shows you how much everyone cares - even those who you don't know you personally, but are huge fans of yours. Stay strong Freddy and know we are all behind you. With love and thoughts xxx
Amazing response in such a short time. My thoughts and best wishes are with Freddy and his family. I hope every one who loves horse racing will share.