Three local charities have benefitted on Coral Welsh Grand National Day at Chepstow Racecourse today from individual donations from the Reuben Foundation, the charitable arm of the Reuben Brothers, owners of Arena Racing Company (“ARC”), who own and operate the Welsh racecourse.
The Reuben Foundation, established by David and Simon Reuben in 2002, has made a donation of £5,000 to Cronfa Elen (Elen’s Fund), which looks to support and promote organ donation in Wales. The charity is supported by The Three Welsh Tenors, who sang the national anthem prior to the re-scheduled Coral Welsh Grand National.
Following the abandonment of the planned fixture in December due to bad weather, where leading soprano Rebecca Evans and choir Only Men Aloud were due to perform, the Reuben Foundation have also donated £5,000 each to Ty Hapus and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital in Cardiff at the artists’ request.
Executive Director of Chepstow Racecourse, Phil Bell, said, “We are delighted that the Reuben Foundation have seen fit to support Cronfa Elen today as well as Ty Hapus and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital. These charities do fantastic work in our local community, and Chepstow Racecourse, ARC and the Reuben Foundation are thrilled to support them on our feature raceday.”
Aled Hall, of the Three Welsh Tenors, commented, “Cronfa Elen is a great cause that does vital work in promoting organ donation in Wales. We’re delighted that the Reuben Foundation has been able to make this donation today in conjunction with our singing the National Anthem at Chepstow.
2015 was a great year for Welsh sport generally, so we’re delighted to be get 2016 off with a bang at such a fantastic event as the Coral Welsh Grand National.”
Chepstow Racecourse hosts 32 fixtures throughout 2016, for more information and to book tickets, please visit www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk.