€3,000 is raised for Doo­ley fund

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RACING -

AROUND €3,000 has been raised via crowd­fund­ing pages fol­low­ing the death of Ken Doo­ley at Kempton last Sat­ur­day. Doo­ley, who was in his 50s and em­ployed by Amanda Per­rett, suf­fered fa­tal in­juries fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent in the sta­ble yard prior to the sev­enth race on an evening card at the Sun­bury-on-Thames venue.

Two Just Giv­ing pages have been set up in Doo­ley’s mem­ory, with one es­tab­lished by Rac­ing Wel­fare cur­rently hav­ing drawn more than €1,500 in do­na­tions, while the chan­nel set up by web­site Rac­ing View has raised more than €1,400.

Writ­ing on the page, Rac­ing View said: “We are rais­ing money for the fam­ily and friends of Ken Doo­ley who lost his life while do­ing the job he loved.

“We would also like to raise money for sta­ble staff and a me­mo­rial for the sta­ble lad. No one should go rac­ing and never re­turn home, so please do­nate gen­er­ously.

“Sta­ble staff work day in, day out, all year round for the love of the horses and sadly the game can be very tough at times.”

The money raised via the Rac­ing Wel­fare page will be placed in a re­stricted fund to be passed to Doo­ley’s fam­ily.

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