The mother and sister of seriously injured jockey Freddy Tylicki are to set up a charitable trust for the rider.
The £272,000 already donated to Freddy via a GoFundMe page set up by television racing presenter Matt Chapman last Friday (4 November) will open the trust.
The jockey has been in intensive care in St George’s Hospital, London, since last Monday (31 October) when he was injured in a fall involving four horses at Kempton Park racecourse.
It was confirmed on Friday that he had suffered a T7 paralysis, which means he has movement in the top half of his body but not the lower half.
A spokesman for the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) said Freddy’s condition remains unchanged.
“The support for Freddy from the racing and wider community has been overwhelming and very much appreciated,” she added.
“Freddy’s mother and sister, Irene and Madeleine, have decided to set up a charitable trust for Freddy which will open with the funds from the GoFundMe page that Matt Chapman was so proactive in setting up.”
The spokesman added that until the charitable trust is registered, anyone who wants to donate to it can do so via the IJF website.
Anyone who wants their money to go specifically to Freddy’s trust can make this clear when their donation is submitted.
“The IJF will then hold these monies for Freddy until the trust has been established at which point all monies will be transferred with no deductions,” the spokesman said.
“The IJF will continue to support Freddy now and in future for as long as our help is needed.”
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Donor Robert Billing wrote: “I saw Freddy in action on October 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 Freddy briefly, and instantly liked him. I’d backed her each way on the tote, and I’ve donated my winnings rounded up to the nearest tenner.
“Take it easy, Freddy. We’ve got you.”