A Gift from the Patron's Fund

28th February 2017

The National Horseracing Museum Celebrates £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund

The National Horseracing Museum, that makes up one third of the new National 19_queen_national_racehorse_museum_2016Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art at Palace House in Newmarket, is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund. The charitable fund was set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Around £750,000 is available to distribute between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.


Chris Garibaldi, Director of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art said:

We are very proud of our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen. Her Majesty's love for veterinary-collection-conservationracing has spanned nearly eight decades which is highlighted in the quality of the horses she has both bred and raced. Through the Patrons Fund we will be able to instigate the conservation of a number of items from the permanent collection to enable these to go on public display. Fittingly these will include objects in our Royal connection display.”

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:

‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support The National Horseracing Museum with its valuable work. The National Horseracing Museum is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’

To find out more about The Patron's Fund please visit the website.