Supporting Young Equestrians

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to keep Tiggy’s legacy alive.

About Tiggy's Trust

Tiggy’s Trust is a foundation that was set up in memory of Tiggy Hancock, an all-round wonderful person, talented rider, beloved daughter, adored sister and loyal friend who was taken from this world on the 16th of June 2021 at just 15 years of age.

It was no coincidence that Tiggy touched the lives of so many in her short life – her golden heart, infectious fun personality and cheeky smile extended to all who knew her. Despite her young age she had the capacity to reach out and offer positivity to those around her, both young and old, and through the Trust we hope to continue that legacy.

Tiggy’s Trust has been set up as a way of honouring Tiggy’s memory by spreading the kindness, generosity and inclusivity that was an integral part of her personality.

Key objectives of the Trust

Mental Health

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Mental health is a crisis of our times and a cause Tiggy was passionate about. We plan to offer financial assistance to a mental health charity.

The Trust will seek to work with a charity that aligns to Tiggy’s values and focuses on the mental health and wellbeing of young people.

Education

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The Trust is in discussions with other charities and organisations who offer education and opportunities in various aspects of equestrianism to children who are without opportunity.

Through these activities the Trust aims to broaden horizons and empower these children for a better future.

Training

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Our aim is to bring together young equestrians in a supportive community. The Trust will provide, facilitate and fund training with elite coaches for a select number of motivated young equestrians who are at grass roots level and currently don’t have access to these resources.

The Trust will offer the young equestrian community some of the training opportunities that made Tiggy an all round elite athlete, and enabled her to perform to the very best of her ability.

Fundraising

We are so thankful for all the very generous donations to date which have made Tiggy’s legacy possible. Click on News to keep up to date with all the incredible fundraising events so many individuals, clubs and friends of Tiggy have been organising and taking part in. We also would like to thank each and every person who has made a donation.

We have some exciting fundraising events we will announce in the coming weeks. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Messages

Tiggy you inspired so many, young and old with your powerful zest for life and supernatural equestrian ability. Rest In Peace dear girl. May god hold you in the palm of his hand. 💛
Claire B
Tiggy I think about you every day I wake up and before I sleep. What a beautiful mark you made to this sometimes harsh world. Your dazzling eyes and kindest person that you were inspire me and my girls every day. Xx
Zara S
I’ll never forget Tiggy’s beautiful smile and awesome talent. I hope her legacy will help create more smiles and nurture more talent. With love, Rachel
Rachel K
We are honoured to contribute to Tiggy's Trust, may she rest in peace and may you all find strength and solace. Deepest sympathies, Roy, Deirdre & Isabelle Seale
The Seale Family

News & Social

Memories

Turn Cheltenham Yellow For Tiggy

10th December, 2021

Join us as Cheltenham Racecourse will be enveloped in a sea of yellow on its International race day on Friday  December 10th for the launch of Tiggy’s Trust. 

On the day Tiggy’s Trust will host a superb fundraising lunch for 400 guests in the vibrantly and exquisitely decorated “yellowed” Horseshoe Pavilion, one of several fundraising initiatives on the day. There will also be two auctions, a live auction during the day consisting of some high net worth and luxury items and another online auction which will open in advance of the day (link to Auction items will be available here on December 1st).  The Tiggy’s Trust ‘Yellow Ribbon’ marquee will host a large number of a children and the wider community who will come together to celebrate Tiggy’s life and support in whatever way they deem appropriate.  A Tiggy’s Trust / IJF / PRA Merchandise stand and Information point will also operate from a prominent location. The Hancock Family will be spending time in both Tiggy’s Tent and the Yellow Ribbon Tent which are located next to each other in easy reach of the Parade Ring & stands. 

 

Tiggys Trust online auction has started online, click the yellow button here to go to the online Auction page.

Message for those Travelling with us

We hope you are excited to Turn Cheltenham Yellow For Tiggy on Friday 10th December 2021. We’ve organised everything to make it a special day and literally all you need to do is make sure you have the correct Antigen/PCR documentation for travel, your passport/vaccine certs and something YELLOW….

 

For those flying, important items to bring:

  • Passport
  • EU or NHS Covid Certificate (hard copy spare in case phone dies)
  • Relevant PCR/Antigen test certs with QR codes, see below
  • Your mask (of course!)

 

Here are some very important travel notes re COVID requirements:

 

Entry into the UK

There is no requirement for covid testing or to fill in a passenger locator form coming from Dublin to the UK.

However if you have travelled outside of Ireland and the UK within the previous 10 days you will need a PCR test. Please read full information on link below:

Please make sure you are up to date with the latest advice which can change: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing before you travel to England – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

Entry back into Ireland

If you are fully vaccinated you need a negative Antigen test to re-enter Ireland. This test must be administered by a professional (chemist or private test centre) within 48 hours of arrival.

 

We recommend you book this test NOW close to home in Ireland for Thursday 9 December which means you will be within the 48 hours on your return to Ireland. Antigen tests take 15 minutes for results and cost approx. €30/35.

 

You will also need to fill in a passenger locator form online from Thursday (takes about 2 minutes): COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form (eplf.gov.ie)

 

If you are not vaccinated you need a negative PCR test administered within 72 hours of arrival.

gov.ie – New rules for travelling to Ireland (www.gov.ie)

 

Tiggy's Trust

We are a non profit organisation providing mental health, training and education support to children in equestrian sports

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