My name is Laura Stockdale and my Husband Tim died last November, it was just a month after being diagnosed with stomach cancer. It was a huge loss to our family and to the showjumping world. Tim was a superb ambassador for his sport, not just as a rider but as a respected trainer and broadcaster too.
This October our youngest son Mark will be taking part in a sponsored row. His House at School, Cripps, will be rowing to Edinburgh to raise money for The Foundation and Alzheimer's Reasearch UK.
Here is few words from his Housemaster.
Cripps’ has a long history of exceptional fundraising for charities close to our hearts. Over the last 10 years we have raised a huge amount of both awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK and we will continue to support this charity. However, this year we would like to support a charity that is very close to one of our own. The Tim Stockdale Foundation was set up in memory of the showjumper Tim Stockdale who was father to two Cripptonians, one of whom is still in the House.
Our intention is to row to Edinburgh (no laughing please) in House on rowing machines over the course of the evening of the 18th October and into the morning of the 19th. We shall start at 6.30pm and finish at 6.30am on the Saturday morning.
The boys will be divided into 2 teams that will race against each other throughout the night. I hope that with all your support we can raise a substantial amount in one evening to support these worthwhile causes
Tim had many great moments during his showjumping career, but one of his proudest was winning the Longines King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead in 2010, riding Fresh Direct Kalico Bay.
In his honour, The Bunn Family, offered the use of their amazing showground to raise money to help young people in sport, we persuaded 250 people into running/walking half a mile in aid of The Tim Stockdale Foundation at the Longines Royal International Horse Show, Hickstead, in July. My runners were.....
Joseph Stockdale, Mark Stockdale, Lisa Stockdale, Ellie Stockdale, Ivan Stockdale, Rosie Williamson, Lexii Bish-Jones, Amanda Bish-Jones, Esme Bayes, Chloe Beauchamp,, Andrea Booth, Leah Booth, Charlotte Attwell, Ruby Fryer, Claire Fry, Sue Corrigan, Sue-Anna Cunningham, Aimee Dunkley, Chrissy Stacey, Philly Stacey, Katy Treharne, Di Lampard, Gordon and Sue Hall, Elle Hall, Pete Hurley,Jodie Hall Macateer, Mandy Hall, Maria Haig
Thank you to everyone that helped raise a huge amount of money, £54,000 is absolutely incredible.