Laura Stockdale

The Tim Stockdale Foundation

Fundraising for Oxfordshire Community Foundation
raised of £10,000 target
by 122 supporters
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Event: 10 for Tim, on 27 July 2019
In memory of Tim Stockdale
Tim Stockdale, champion showjumper whose view of life was "There's no such word as can't!", died aged 54, a month after being diagnosed with cancer. This campaign will set up a foundation as a legacy to his remarkable life.


My name is Laura Stockdale and my Husband Tim died November 2018,  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.

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 2019.  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.  

Other fundraising days have been happening too. In October 2019 my youngest son Mark Took part in a sponsored row.  His House at School, Cripps, rowed to Edinburgh on static machines to raise money for The Foundation.

We held a golf day at Woburn Golf Club in October 2019 and it was a huge success. 

The inaugural Tim Stockdale Foundation “Rider Cup” Golf Day was a huge success raising £27,000 to support young people in sport.

Friends, family and famous faces across the equestrian and cricket worlds tee’d off on the prestigious Duke’s course at Woburn golf club in Bedfordshire.

Guy Salmon Land Rover provided the incentive to hit a hole in one, a gleaming £50,000 new Evoque. Mojo Europe demonstrated how wearing a Mojo band can help by awarding prizes to, nearest the pin, longest drive and beat the Pro.

Charles Elliott of London managed to enhance the already beautiful surroundings by bringing along some stunning sculptures.

With such an array of sporting professionals it was always going to be a competitive day. Joe Stockdale was not going to let aspiring professional golfer, younger brother, Mark get the better of him! They were not the only ones practicing the night before, Brian Cassidy, Trevor Breen, Greg Broderick and Michael Duffy put a few holes in too. Clare Balding teamed up with partner Alice Arnold, Steven Wilde and Rupert Bell to put in a formidable challenge.

Rory Gilsenan did not let recent surgery stand in his way of a fun day out with friends and his brother, who flew over from Ireland to play.

Peter Charles brought his A team, Scott Brash, Harry Charles and Justin Bennett however they were beaten by George Mabbott, Donald Whittaker, Anthony Condon and Paul Cocoman to claim the “Rider Cup” trophy.

In addition to most sports, Tim loved to watch cricket, he was a regular at Northampton County Cricket ground so it was no surprise to see that Alastair Cook, James Taylor, Richard Levi and Steve Peters were among some of the many cricket stars and legends that supported the day.

Tim’s brother Ivan, had a very important job for the day driving the Booze Buggy around the course, assisted by  Showjumper, Will Fletcher. 

Over 180 guests assembled for the prize giving dinner along with entertainment from Bob”The Cat”Bevan. 

Rory Bremner who had the audience bidding against each other for some, Money Can’t Buy prizes in the Auction.

In 2022 Adam Botham, an old friend who had previously worked for Tim, ran his first half marathon to help raise funds too.  

The Foundation has funds available to be awarded in grants and bursaries to young people who need support in their chosen sport. All applications will be considered to help young people who want to participate in any sport. 

  • You can donate on this Just Giving page or By cheque, payable to “Oxfordshire Community Foundation” (please write “Tim Stockdale Foundation” on the reverse) and post it to Oxfordshire Community Foundation, 3 Woodin's Way, Oxford, OX1 1HD

About the campaign

Tim Stockdale, champion showjumper whose view of life was "There's no such word as can't!", died aged 54, a month after being diagnosed with cancer. This campaign will set up a foundation as a legacy to his remarkable life.

About the charity

Oxfordshire Community Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (number 1151621) founded in 1995. It provides a practical and valuable alternative to setting up a registered charity or charitable foundation.

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