Schoolchildren from Dalriada Grammar, Bushmills Primary and Coleraine Integrated College got to see the 2017 Randox Health Grand National trophy, when the new sponsor took it on a schools tour.
The visit to Ballymoney, Coleraine and Bushmills’ schools marked the first time in the history of the race that the Grand National trophy has visited Northern Ireland. Last Tuesday marked the first day of the four-day schools tour across the country with the trophy, which was unveiled last week by Sir Anthony McCoy and Randox Founder and Managing Director, Dr. Peter FitzGerald, at the Randox Health Grand National Weights Evening Reception. Local children learnt more about the company’s message of preventive health and also offered the opportunity to take a trophy selfie!
Dr. Peter FitzGerald, Founder and Managing Director of Randox Health, commented: “We are very proud of our roots and the support of people in Northern Ireland has played a significant part in our global success. This was an opportunity to share the excitement of the build-up of the Randox Health Grand National with children here, and also importantly help spread the message of preventive health. No other race is as popular as this so it is rightfully called The People’s Race. It is our commitment to improving the health of people right across the world that led to this sponsorship. We hope that as a result people learnt about a more proactive and positive way to stay healthy and enjoy the magical moments that life gives us.”