Mr Dennis McCombie

Charity details

British Heart Foundation

From funding life saving research, to campaigning for those affected by heart and circulatory diseases. Your donations are changing lives.

Registered Number 225971

The Injured Jockeys Fund

The Injured Jockeys Fund was the brainchild of founding Trustee and past President John Oaksey and came about following the devastating accidents of Tim Brookshaw and four months later Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National. Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers.
Since then the Fund has helped over 1000 jockeys and their families and has paid out more than £18m in charitable assistance. The Fund has a team of nine Almoners who liaise directly with beneficiaries on a support basis and also a team of 40 volunteer Visitors who keep in touch with old and isolated beneficiaries offering friendship and company.

The IJF also works closely with racing authorities and other organisations on many initiatives. It part funds on course physios and medical services and also research into improved riding protection equipment for jockeys which has resulted in a number of improved manufacturing standards being implemented. The Fund also provided the Equichute based at The British Racing School which is used in fall training for students and current jockeys.

In 2009 it opened its first rehabilitation centre, Oaksey House, in Lambourn and in April 2015 opened Jack Berry House a second state-of-the-art rehabilitation and fitness centre in Malton for northern based jockeys.

Registered Number 1107395

Messages of condolence

Deepest Sympathies to Jonathan , Lindsay and the Family. Your Father was very proud of you. He was a Wonderful Man and a Great Friend. Love Mully xx

Mr Kevin Mulligan

Dear Jonathan, lindsay and family, With deepest sympathy as you remember your wonderful father and wishing you comfort and peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Deborah and family xxx

Mrs Deborah Mccombie

Lindsay Jonathan Sam Effy Emily, our deepest sympathies. We're heartbroken for your loss. Dennis you were a wonderful man, father and grandad. You were a role model for me along with Dad and I am so proud and honoured to have been a part of your family. We all loved your charismatic and kind demeanour and infectious smile, our days were brighter with you in them, our worlds are poorer without. Rest in peace. With love always, we will never forget you. James and Sarah x x x x x

Mr James McCombie

Our deepest sympathy at the sad loss of Dennis, he will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Grace, Sue, John and family. xxx


Service details

Cremation Service

19 January, 2021 10:45

Parndon Wood Crematorium

Parndon Wood Road, Harlow, CM19 4SF