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Congratulations to Bob Champion on winning special BBC award

Posted on 22nd Dec 2011 @ 3:37 PM

Bob Champion had Grand National success with Aldaniti a film starring john Hurst was made about him, and now honoured for his charity work.

Champion fought cancer to win the world's most famous steeplechase at Aintree on his injury-plagued horse in 1981, and has been a non stop fundraiser ever since.

He has won the Helen Rollason Award for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity at the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards presented 22 /12/11.

"It's absolutely amazing, a great honour. I was shocked when I heard about it," the 63-year-old very laid back  former Jockey said.

It goes without saying we are delighted to be an agent for Bob and we toast the acknowledgement the BBC has made to this great man. Also at the awards supporting Bob,  Derek Thomson & Frank Bruno