Coral to donate Virtual Grand National profits to NHS charity

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The Virtual Grand National will be live on ITV this Saturday

Coral have united with Britain’s leading bookmakers inpledging to donate any profits from Saturday’s Virtual Grand National to NHSCharities Together.

This year’s Grand National may have been cancelled, but theVirtual Grand National will still be screened live on ITV this weekend. 

All bookmaker profits will be donated to NHS CharitiesTogether, in line with the industry-agreed policy. NHS Charities Togetherrepresents over 140 NHS charities, which collectively contribute £1 million aday to support the NHS’ work.

“Normally now we’d be building up to the biggest betting dayof the year, with the nation looking forward to having a flutter on the bigrace this Saturday, but clearly more important and serious events have rightlyput that on hold in 2020,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

“However, the Virtual Grand National means people can still get involved insomething fun this weekend, and while the two-time winner Tiger Roll won’t geta chance to complete the hat-trick for real until next year, he could become avirtual winner, and more importantly, there will be nothing virtual about anyprofits the betting industry raises for our amazing NHS at this vital time,”added Stevens.

Coral will take win and each-way bets on the race, with thefirst five places counting for each-way bets (at 1/5 odds). Customers can bet amaximum of £10 win or £10 each-way per horse.

The Virtual Grand National will be shown on ITV thisSaturday at 17:00.

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