MJ Church, its suppliers, partners and customers, along with celebrity sporting guests headed to Bath Racecourse last week for the annual MJ Church Charity Race Day in support of the RUH Forever Friends Appeal.

In its 4thyear at Bath Racecourse, 180 guests were joined and entertained by former rugby player Matt Powell, sports pundit and former rugby prop David Flatman and Irish National Hunt jockey Daryl Jacob.

Local businesses also played a part in the day by donating items for the ‘money can’t buy’ auction raising over £25,000. The total for the entire day, which included table sales and a number of donations, was an impressive £40,000 all of which goes to the charity.

MJ Church are Corporate Partners for the Forever Friends having raised well over £150,000 in recent years. The Charity is celebrating 20 years of fundraising for the Royal United Hospitals Bath this year, further info can be found here.

Paula Church, founding director, and head of theMJ Church Charitable Foundationsaid, “A huge thank-you to all those who attended and dug deep into their pockets for the auction, an amazing amount of money raised. We’d also like to thank all of the companies and local businesses who made donation of items or cash, we couldn’t have raised so much money without their kind support. Big thank-you to the guests and the teams from the Racecourse, the charity and MJ Church staff (pictured top) who all work really hard to put on such a great event.”

Daryl Jacob and Matt Powell