MP Charity Bet

Alan Brown MP won his Ladbrokes charity bet at the Grand National.

The MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun selected local charity Break the Silence to be the beneficiaries of his free bet from Ladbrokes. 

Break the Silence were founded in 2004 who provide a range of tailored, holistic support options for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.

Ladbrokes gave the MP a free flutter on the Grand National for whatever kind of bet fancied. Be it an; accumulator, Lucky 15 or a single. He backed the winner, Tiger Roll at 7/2, who romped the race from the start and his £25 on the horse returned £112.50 which will be donated to Break the Silence. The MP also had money on outsiders; Captain Redbeard, Rock the Kasbah and General Principle.

Commenting, Mr Brown MP said: “I am happy my tactic of covering a few different horses paid off, it’s just a shame Captain Redbeard at 50/1 wasn’t the winner though!

“But in all seriousness, I am relieved one of my selections came in so that I could donate the winnings to this excellent group. I would like to thank Ladbrokes for their generous offer of a free bet for such a worthy and good cause.

“I'd like to thank both Alison and Jamie from the bookies for taking the time out their day to show me around the shop at Croft Street in Kilmarnock.

“There are so many wonderful organisations and charity groups locally so it was a difficult choice to just pick one. Break the Silence provide support to survivors of child abuse and rape, and I commend them for the excellent work they carry out on a daily basis.

“I was astounded to hear that one in six males have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances. It is imperative we promote these wonderful groups so that victims know they are not alone and there are top class support networks in place.

“It’s never too late to speak up.”