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Charity race evening to raise funds for hospice

GRAND National winning jockey AP McCoy is champing at the bit to get to the Cheltenham Festival preview night evening at the Glasgow Hilton next month.

The jockey, one of the most successful in history, will be answering questions at the event alongside some of the sport's top trainers Lucinda Russell, Nicky Henderson and Charlie Swan, and he says he is really looking forward to being in Glasgow to help raise funds for Maggie's and St Andrew's Hospice.

He said: "The Cheltenham Preview Evening will be a great night, and the aim is to raise money and awareness of the fantastic charities Maggie's Centres and St Andrews Hospice, which both help those with cancer and support their families and friends.

"Cancer creeps into most of our lives, affecting one in three people, so I fully support the exceptional work Maggie's and St Andrews Hospice does and its aims to expand and develop over the coming years."

The evening will be chaired by Channel 4 racing presenter Nick Luck who will be joined by Johnny Gould as auctioneer plus Henrietta Knight, Arthur Moore and Gordon Brown as roving reporter.

Auction prizes on the night include a box for 10 at Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, a tour around Seven Barrows, gallops and out for lunch (flights and transport included) and a package of 2 tickets to a London red carpet Disney premiere with an overnight stay in a London Hotel.

The Cheltenham Preview Festival Evening is support of Maggie's and St Andrew's Hospice and will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at The Hilton, Glasgow, sponsored by William Hill.

Tickets cost £100 per person and £1000 a table.

For more information or to book contact Elizabeth Emmerson on 07825 056 389 or by emailing Andrew's Hospice on 01236 772006 or by emailing katie.mulgrew@standrews.scot.nhs.uk or Elizabeth.emmerson@maggiescentres.org