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Through a mixture of sponsorship, tickets sales from the Race Week Ball, private donations and betting initiatives, the Magnolia Cup has raised over £1 million in the last five years for some incredibly worthy causes.

By far and away, the biggest and most important contribution comes from the ladies themselves. The brave amateur jockeys train tirelessly for months leading up to the race, undertaking everything from early morning racing sessions, to intensive fitness programmes and jockey training classes. Each rider must past the BHA assessment before being permitted to ride in the 5½ furlong race in front of a record Ladies Day crowd – which is certainly no mean feat.

In addition to the jockeys, a collection of the most celebrated and prestigious female fashion designers dedicate their time and skills to creating bespoke silks for each of the riders. These designers not only produce the eye catching silks, but actively support the campaign in the press and media before and after the event.

We would like to extend our enormous and heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the Goodwood Raceweek Ball and Magnolia Cup. We are so grateful to everyone for choosing to support us as it will allow us to extend our reach and impact, helping more families across the UK to give every child the best start.

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