RACING stables owner Rob Lloyd has donated one of his horses to charity.

He donated the horse to The Five Stars Appeal, which aims to raise £1m to buy an MRI scanner for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and all of its winnings will now go to the charity.

Mandy Smith, trustee of The Five Stars Appeal, said: “We are so excited to own such a stunning racehorse and so grateful to Rob Lloyd Racing for making this possible.”

He also raised £8,000 through a charity dinner held at Peckforton Castle, Cheshire, which will be split between The Five Star Appeal, the Injured Jockey Fund and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Rob chose to donate to the Injured Jockey Fund in memory of Jamie Kyne, who had ridden for Rob Lloyd Racing, and Jan Wilson, two apprentice jockeys both lost their lives in a house fire.

Rob, who owns Rob Lloyd Racing near Peckforton, said: “Charity work is something I’m passionate about and I’ll always make the time to raise money for a good cause and I’m grateful to everybody who supported this event.”

Guests bid for a variety of items on auction to raise money for the charities.