Crowdfunding pages raise funds in memory of Ken Dooley

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Over £2,700 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 over £1,400 in donations, while the channel set up by website Racing View has raised over £1,300.

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. Incidents like this are very rare and upsetting, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Ken at this tragically sad time."

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

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