Charity Raises Money Through Namesake

The Little Edi Foundation, the Chelmsford-based charity named after the Richard Spencer-trained Little Edi (GB) (Rajasinghe),  collected £3,000 after the 3-year-old gelding won the Unibet Support Safer Gambling H. by a 1 3/4 length at Kempton Park on Feb. 22.

Last year, Little Edi raised over £10,000 for the charity, which included a novice contest at Chepstow on Aug. 29 under Group 1-winning rider Hollie Doyle. Owner Phil Cunningham, who donates every penny the gelding earns from his share of the prize money to the foundation hopes this is the start of another successful campaign.

“The charity have a little annual get together and last year we gave them a cheque for just under £11,000, so I’m delighted that the horse has been able to win a few thousand pounds more for the kids the charity helps support,” said Cunningham.

Set up in 2016 by Tess Griggs, the Little Edi Foundation aims to help disadvantaged young people through the distribution of aid including fresh food, school uniforms and the opportunity to attend things like summer events that are run during the school holidays.

“We call him the little horse with the heart of a lion and, hopefully, he is not done yet winning prize money,” said the owner.

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