Racing Welfare is saying thank you to the sport after the organisation revealed that its Covid-19 emergency appeal has hit its £500k target.

Launched when the pandemic hit in March, the appeal has helped to make up the income deficit that the charity faced due to the cancellation of its usual fundraising events.

Racing Welfare’s Chief Executive Dawn Goodfellow said: “I can honestly say that we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the racing community. The news that we have hit our target is a great boost as we head towards the end of 2020 and is a wonderful reflection of the unwavering support we have received this year.

“I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who has donated during what has been a tough time for so many. I very much hope everyone in the industry is able to enjoy the festive period and remind anyone who needs support that Racing Welfare remains available 24/7 throughout this time.”