Inspiring Bob’s visit is just Champion

8/7/2011'Jockey Bob Champion at Egerton Rothsay School, Berkhamsted.'Six years old Sophie Robinson made this hobbyhorse and brought it to show him.
8/7/2011'Jockey Bob Champion at Egerton Rothsay School, Berkhamsted.'Six years old Sophie Robinson made this hobbyhorse and brought it to show him.
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A CHAMPION jockey dropped in at a school to say hello to children during their end-of-year prize day.

Bob Champion MBE had testicular cancer in 1979 – but famously recovered and went on to win the Grand National on horse Aldaniti in 1981.

Egerton Rothsay School, based in Durrants Lane, Berkhamsted, gave cash to his charity, Bob Champion Cancer Trust, for his inspiring words on Friday.

School teacher Colin Parker said: “It does not matter what hits you in life. If you want to do something, you can do it and that was Bob Champion’s message as well.

“We have all got problems in life and things we cannot do, but if you want something in life, you have just got to go out and get it.” Sophie Robinson, six, is pictured above with Bob.

In past years, Mr Parker has arranged visits by big names such as hostage negotiator-turned-hostage Terry Waite.