The Jockey Club in a great gesture to the NHS during this difficult time has announced that they will be donating 10,000 race day tickets the National Health Service and Social Care Sector in Merseyside for the first day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree.
Alongside this incredible gesture by The Jockey Club they will also rename the first day of the Aintree meeting to Liverpool’s NHS Day in honour of the tireless NHS staff and volunteers across the region who have been working extremely hard during this tough time for the world with the Coronavirus pandemic.
With this season's Grand National meeting cancelled due to to the virus it makes the 2021 renewal of the three day meeting even more special with more racing fans looking forward to it.
(Credit At The Races) Regional director of Jockey Club Racecourses North West, Dickon White said: "We’re delighted to donate 10,000 tickets to the NHS and professional carers across Merseyside. We’re also proud to rename the first day of the 2021 Randox Health Grand National as Liverpool’s NHS Day in recognition of the amazing NHS staff and volunteers.
“We understand just how hard the NHS and professional carers are working right now and this is our way of showing our gratitude.
“The ticket process and distribution will begin at the start of next year and we’ll be working with the relevant organisations to ensure those who should benefit from the initiative are included.”