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Volunteer today for racing charities!


Charities working across the sport are frequently in need of valuable support from volunteers – on an ongoing basis or just to support a particular event.

Volunteering is a great way to help the causes you support, and can even boost your CV and help you make new friendships.

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Opportunities to volunteer with racing industry charities will be found through Careers in Racing and the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

A selection of charities that rely on volunteers:

  • Racing Welfare
  • Palace House
  • Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre
  • The Racehorse Rescue Centre
  • The British Thoroughbred Rehoming Centre
  • Greatwood
  • and more…

Example roles include administrative or specialist business support, fundraising-specific tasks, or hands-on with horses.

Click the logos below to find volunteering opportunities…

Careers in Racing:

Sport and Recreation Alliance – Join In:

If you are a racing charity looking to recruit volunteers, simply contact lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

AHT Raceday 2019 12 June 2019

Animal Health Trust raceday celebrates 10 years

Thanks to a dedicated committee, a stellar auction and, despite the inclement weather, the season’s first day of racing at the July Course was a superb event for the charity Animal Health Trust.

The Newmarket July Course has been the home of the annual Animal Health Trust (AHT) charity race day for 10 years and this year’s event in early June is likely to be the most successful race day yet, with an amazing £65,000 raised for the veterinary and scientific research charity.

Based just outside Newmarket, the AHT’s scientists, vets and support staff work to keep horses, dogs and cats fit and free from disease and injury. The Animal Health Trust (AHT) is the UK’s leading veterinary and scientific research charity, supporting the horse racing industry through its disease surveillance work – a service much-needed during the  outbreaks of equine influenza affecting horses across the UK earlier this year.

£65,000 was raised in support of the Animal Health Trust

The charity raceday  saw more than 300 guests enjoy a spectacular day’s racing and hospitality on 8 June, with an impressive main auction including a Caribbean holiday, limited edition signed L.S. Lowry print and a chance to attend the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.

Kevin Clements, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at the Animal Health Trust, said:

“The whole committee and the Racecourse provided a tremendous amount of support which made the race day possible. We’re thrilled to be able to say that this year’s event was our best so far with a record amount raised for the charity.”

Find out more about their work at https://www.aht.org.uk/

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