As part of our project to transfer our News Archive to our new web site, this article re-visits the opening of Oaksey House in Lambourn.
The Injured Jockeys Fund has installed two fully featured accessible kitchens by Design Matters at Oaksey House, its new residential home for injured jockeys in Lambourn Surrey. The kitchens have been designed to accommodate a wide variety of access requirements to ensure maximum flexibility and independence for future residents.
The Princess Royal, Patron of the Injured Jockeys Fund, opened Oaksey House on Monday September 21st 2009 and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire the Hon. Mrs Bayliss. The Princess Royal spent more than two hours touring Oaksey House and unveiled a statue of Lord Oaksey, who established the LJF in 1964, she said “Oaksey House sets an example that very few other sports have been able to achieve. It is a step forward in every respect, and people are going to learn from this for all other sports”.