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Ladbrokes to donate Virtual Grand National profits to NHS charity

| 01.04.2020

We’re delighted to be supporting the Virtual Grand National this Saturday, where all profits from the race will be donated to the NHS Charities Together.

The Grand National has always been dubbed as “the day the nation goes to the bookies”, but in the absence of the real event, the virtual race still allows the nation to come together and enjoy the experience.

With 40 runners going to post, our traders are expecting a competitive showdown.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes said: “This is a chance for the nation to come together and enjoy the Grand National experience in the absence of the real thing and to continue the tradition of having a fun flutter on the day.”

She added, “More importantly though, it is only fitting that all bookmaker profits on the race should go to the NHS for the heroic work they are doing during these difficult times. Given the popularity of the Grand National, we hope that the virtual version helps raise a significant sum of money for this wonderful cause.”

All bookmaker profits will be donated to NHS Charities Together, in line with the industry-agreed policy. NHS Charities Together represents over 140 NHS charities, which collectively contribute £1 million a day to support the NHS’ work.

All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.