Georgia Toffolo wins an incredible £37,500 at Cheltenham

‘Beginner’s luck!’ Georgia Toffolo wins an incredible £37,500 at Cheltenham after betting £5k on first race as she promises to donate money to charity

Georgia Toffolo won an incredible £37,500 at Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday after betting on the first race.

The former Made In Chelsea star, 27, told in an excitable social media post how she had ‘beginners luck’ after betting £5,000 on the opening run.

She then promised to make ‘generous donations’ to the British Red Cross and The Disasters Emergency Committee after winning the huge sum.

Wow! Georgia Toffolo won an incredible £37,500 at Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday after betting on the first race

Wow! Georgia Toffolo won an incredible £37,500 at Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday after betting on the first race

Sharing a picture of her ticket she wrote: ‘OH MY GOD beginners luck. Bloody hell can’t believe it. Generous donation incoming to both the @BritishRedCross and @decappeal.’ 

The Disasters Emergency Committee – currently largely supporting the victims in Ukraine – replied: ‘Thank you so much for supporting our appeal Georgia!

‘Your contribution will help aid reach our member charities in Ukraine and neighbouring countries!’  

Happy! The former Made In Chelsea star, 27, told in an excitable social media post how she had 'beginners luck' after betting £5,000 on the opening run

Happy! The former Made In Chelsea star, 27, told in an excitable social media post how she had ‘beginners luck’ after betting £5,000 on the opening run

She split her bet with £2,500 on Constitution Hill to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Jonbon to finish second at 14-1, with returns of the £37,500.

The other £2,500 went on Jonbon to pass the post followed by Constitution Hill at 18-1 which would have pocketed her £47,500. 

Georgia looked incredible in a brown tweed dress that was cinched in at the waist and was worn with sheer tight and long boots. 

Fashion: Georgia looked incredible in a brown tweed dress that was cinched in at the waist and was worn with sheer tight and long boots

Fashion: Georgia looked incredible in a brown tweed dress that was cinched in at the waist and was worn with sheer tight and long boots

It comes after Georgia presented a four-part series for This Morning titled ‘Holiday 22’ with a trip to Mexico – one of the cheapest long-haul, all-inclusive destinations. 

She travelled up the Yucatán Peninsula, went swimming in the Cenotes and ate beans again for the first time since her I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here stint in 2017.

The influencer hopped on a boat and visited Isla Mujeres, which translates to ‘Island of Women’ and is just off the mainland of Cancun.

There, she met a restaurant owner Javi and travelled around the 7km island with him on a golf cart, stopping off at stunning North Beach. 

Kind: She promised to make 'generous donations' to the British Red Cross and The Disasters Emergency Committee after winning the huge sum

Kind: She promised to make ‘generous donations’ to the British Red Cross and The Disasters Emergency Committee after winning the huge sum

Javi also showed her how to make Tikin Xic – a colourful grilled fish cooked in banana leaves. Georgia ended the VT by jumping into the clear water sea. 

Gushing about her Mexico adventure, Georgia said: ‘It was amazing! We went all the way up the Yucatán Peninsula and the further we were going, the more authentic it was – from the food we were eating to the accommodation we were staying in.

‘I did some really cool things such as zip wiring, canoeing, swimming in the Cenotes – pretty cool stuff and that was all a first for me! I’ve never really been anywhere similar to Mexico before.

Winner: Sharing a picture of her ticket she wrote: 'OH MY GOD beginners luck. Bloody hell can't believe it. Generous donation incoming to both the @BritishRedCross and @decappeal'

Winner: Sharing a picture of her ticket she wrote: ‘OH MY GOD beginners luck. Bloody hell can’t believe it. Generous donation incoming to both the @BritishRedCross and @decappeal’

‘The culture is so rich and I’d never really experienced anything like it… and the crew and I really fell in love with the people. Everyone was amazing. 

‘They were not only accepting of us trying to show everyone this beautiful country, but we also got taken to a cemetery, which sounds quite sad, but it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

‘It was extraordinary and they explained how they were their ancestors and I felt really privileged to be part of it.’

Trip away: It comes after Georgia presented a four-part series for This Morning titled 'Holiday 22' with a trip to Mexico - one of the cheapest long-haul, all-inclusive destinations

Trip away: It comes after Georgia presented a four-part series for This Morning titled ‘Holiday 22’ with a trip to Mexico – one of the cheapest long-haul, all-inclusive destinations

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