Sligo boy donates First Holy Communion money to help Injured Jockeys
An Irish child has penned a heart-warming note and donated a portion of his precious First Communion money to help Irish jockeys who have been injured.
Barry McNamara from Co. Sligo wrote a letter to the charity, established in 2014, explaining that he had placed €25 into the Irish Injured Jockeys Fund.
“Dear Olivia, I just wanted to let you know that I put €25 from my communion money into the fund for Irish jockeys,” Barry wrote.
In his letter, the aspiring jockey explained that he too enjoyed riding horses like some of Ireland’s most famous athletes.
“I ride my own pony called Speckles and my favourite jockey is A.P. McCoy. My mum’s favourite is Davey Russell.”
The organisation thanked Barry on their Twitter page and called him an “everyday hero”.