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British bookmakers will mark this year’s Queen’s Jubilee by donating all profits from the Britannia Stakes race at Royal Ascot to some of the UK’s leading charities.

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Sue Ryder, Ascot Racecourse Supports Community Fund, The Ivors Academy Trust and Cotswold Riding for the Disabled will all benefit from the Britannia Stakes, which will take place at Royal Ascot on June 16th.

Betting and Gaming Council members, Flutter (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), bet365, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), William Hill, BetVictor, Kindred (Unibet), Betway, Rank Group (Grosvenor Sport), Virgin Bet, Tote, Fitzdares and Bet with Ascot have all been involved in this fundraising initiative.

They will return all the profits they make on the winning bets and one-way bets, after deduction of taxes and duties, on the wide-ranging heritage handicap.

And if they don’t make a profit on the race, the operators have agreed to make a donation to charities.

This initiative follows the success of last year’s Britannia Stakes fundraising campaign, which raised £ 1.25 million for a variety of good causes.

The BGC hopes this initiative will help bettors enjoy a race where, even if they lose, charities are guaranteed to win.

Michael Dugher, CEO of BGC, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that the largest members of BGC are once again raising vital funds at the Royal Meeting for some of the best charities in the country, especially this Jubilee of the Queen.

“Her Majesty’s passion for racing is known all over the world. It is a sport that has the power to bring people together and the Royal Ascot is one of the highlights of the calendar. Millions of people love to gamble, and I’m proud that betting companies are donating their profits on one of Royal Ascot’s most important races, the Britannia Stakes, to major charities. I am once again indebted to all members of Royal Ascot for their continued support. ”

Alastair Warwick, general manager of Ascot Racecourse, said: “We are delighted that Royal Ascot is once again playing a key role in raising valuable funds for these deserving charities.

“I know that this fantastic initiative of the betting industry is greatly appreciated and that the money will be used for extremely useful causes. »

Brigadier Peter Walker OBE, President of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for Berkshire, said: a donation during Royal Ascot.

“We are the Army’s national charity and we are at the forefront of supporting the family’s military.” Last year, we supported 60,000 people in 63 countries around the world. Our charity believes that all serving soldiers, veterans and their immediate families should have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy their independence and dignity. »

Caroline Graham, director of fundraising at Sue Ryder, said: “Sue Ryder is delighted to have been chosen to be one of the charities benefiting from the Britannia Stakes at the Royal Ascot to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Her Majesty has been Sue Ryder’s sponsor since 1993, making it even more special to be one of the charities involved this year.

“The money will help us provide more care to more people through our palliative care, neurology and bereavement support services.” »

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