The most successful jockey of all time, Sir AP McCoy, will be the special guest at an exclusive dinner in Belfast City Hall on the 21st April to help raise funds for a new Children’s Heart Centre at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
The Moneyglass man was Champion Jockey a record 20 times and won some of the world’s most famous races including the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, King George VI Chase and the Grand National. The event will be an intimate evening with Sir AP McCoy, where he will tell the inside stories about his life and career as one of the world’s most successful and dedicated sportsmen of our time.
Organised by local charity, Children’s Heartbeat Trust, ‘An Evening with Sir AP McCoy’, will raise funds for the new Children’s Heart Centre in Belfast which will be a dedicated centre for the care and treatment of children and young people with congenital heart disease. Over two hundred babies are born with a congenital heart defect each year in Northern Ireland and many will have to face open heart surgery and ongoing treatment for their complex condition. Children’s Heartbeat Trust is a chosen charity of the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Mary Ellen Campbell, and this exclusive dinner is one of the special events being held at City Hall during her year in office.
Speaking at the launch, Sarah Quinlan, Chief Executive, Children’s Heartbeat Trust, said: “We are delighted to host an evening with 20 time Champion Jockey Sir AP McCoy at Belfast City Hall with kind permission of the Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Ellen Campbell. We have all followed AP’s career, and may have even won a few bets with his successes, and are thrilled he’s returning home to share his sporting stories with us.
“The goal of this exclusive evening is to raise vital funds to create a child and family centred environment at the new Children’s Heart Centre which is being built at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children. The new facility will deliver high quality services for hundreds of heart children in Northern Ireland, matching the world leading care already provided by our doctors and nurses.”
Children’s Heartbeat Trust is a local charity that delivers practical and emotional support to children and young people with heart disease in Northern Ireland their families. The charity has been involved with the development of the Children’s Heart Centre since its conception to ensure that heart children and their families continue to receive the best quality care and treatment possible.
An Evening with Sir AP McCoy takes place in Belfast City Hall on Friday 21st April. Tickets are available for purchase by contacting Lynn Cowan on 028 9031 2228 or [email protected] or by visiting childrensheartbeattrust.org.