Liam Treadwell, who rode Mon Mome to victory in the 2009 Grand National, sadly passed away in June 2020.
Over the course of his career, Liam – like many jockeys – suffered some falls resulting in concussions, including one serious head injury that kept him out of the saddle for six months.
Liam was passionate about raising awareness of concussion among his fellow jockeys.
In loving memory, his friends and family will be joining together on Grand National Day to raise money for Headway and awareness of the charity’s Concussion Aware campaign.
Nathan Treadwell, Liam’s brother, said:
“Liam’s passing left us all absolutely devastated. Life will never be the same without Liam but we all want to continue to make him proud.
“In his memory, Liam’s family and friends will run, walk, cycle or horse ride the four miles and two-a-half furlong distance of the National to raise money for Headway.
“It would be great if horse racing fans across the UK could join us and then make a donation to Headway.
“Tragically, we know how devastating a brain injury can be. It can change lives in an instant. Headway provides incredible help to individuals and families and it’s a charity that is worthy of our support.”
Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway, said: “Liam’s winning ride on Mon Mome will forever be remembered and I’m sure Grand National Day will evoke some powerful memories for those closest to him.
“We are very touched that Liam’s family and friends have chosen to support Headway in his memory.”
- To donate in Liam’s memory, visit: www.justgiving.com/team/4Miles4Liam