Ely Cathdedral and Cancer Research UK receive funds in memory of legendary racehorse trainer Sir HenryCecil T

Henry Cecil memorial cheque presentation

Henry Cecil memorial cheque presentation - Credit: Archant

The widow of legendary racehorse trainer Sir Henry Cecil has been presented with a cheque for money raised at his thanksgiving service held in Ely Cathedral last month.

More than £5,000 was donated in Sir Henry’s memory, with the cash being divided equally between Cancer Research UK and the Ely Cathedral Trust.

Rev David Pritchard, Canon Pastor at the cathedral, presented a cheque to Lady Cecil for £2,630 for Cancer Research.

Lady Jane Cecil said: “We are very grateful to everyone who contributed to the collection. We wholeheartedly support both of the charities and are very pleased that the service was able to raise funds for each of them.”

More than 1000 people attended the memorial service at Ely Cathedral on September 16, to pay their respects and remember the 10-time champion trainer who died of cancer, aged 70, in June.


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Ely Cathedral was chosen as the venue for the service, because Sir Henry much admired the iconic landmark which, on a clear day, is visible from Warren Hill, Newmarket, where he trained his horses for more than 40 years.

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