Eddie Jordan brings friends together for Windsor Races charity fundraiser

Formula 1 legend and television pundit Eddie Jordan was joined by some famous friends at his charity race night at Windsor Racecourse on Monday 24 June.

Eddie Jordan brings friends together for Windsor Races charity fundraiser

The night raised over £230,000 for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families.

Jordan, who is a patron of the charity, invited friends from far and wide to the event including former BBC Sport colleague Jake Humphrey and BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show host Chris Evans.

George Lineker also attended with his mother, Michelle. George, son of former England striker Gary Lineker, was supported by CLIC Sargent during his treatment for leukaemia as a child.

The event saw guests enjoy six races, dinner and an auction – proceeds from which were donated to CLIC Sargent.

Eddie Jordan then closed the evening with a performance from his band, Eddie & The Robbers.

Mohini Samani, who was supported by CLIC Sargent throughout her two-and-a-half years of chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, also attended and told her moving story on stage.

Mohini, 14, who is now in remission, said: “I had a fantastic time at the Windsor Race Evening. I had the opportunity to meet stars such as Chris Evans, Eddie Jordan and Jake Humphrey which was really exciting.'

“It was a brilliant chance for me to tell my story and it is unbelievable the amount of money we raised. It is fantastic to think of the impact I can have on people which means they donate to this worthy cause.”

Eddie Jordan said: “The Windsor Race Night is always such a magical evening, with the combination of an idyllic setting, a fabulous night’s racing and great food and drink. And to have raised money for such a fantastic cause as CLIC Sargent makes it even better.”