The figures today are (at minimum) €30,000 for Ivan in very valuable exposure on the national airwaves and minus €75 for Pat.
The €500 so far given to Pat to bet on horses at Cheltenham has resulted in a loss of €75, so the chosen charity is ‘up’ €425. And remember, it’s Ivan who is advising Pat on ‘best’ bets.
The lucky charity to receive such incredible munificence is the Alice Leahy Trust. It’s reported that special security arrangements have been made with the Army Ranger Wing to escort the final winnings to Alice.
Alice herself was unable to make comment as she is still overwhelmed by the sheer generosity of it all.