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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.

Volunteer bucket collector

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.

Berkshire School Games - Ascot Racecourse Supports 11 July 2019

Ascot supports the Berkshire School Games

On 28th June 2019, the team at Ascot ran a horse equiciser activation at the Berkshire School Summer Games, held at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in Marlow. The idea was to introduce children to the thrill of riding a horse within the cultural village.  Ascot Supports is the racecourse’s community initiative and as part of this work for the past three years they have been able to help fund these annual summer and winter games organised by Get Berkshire Active.

Around 1,100 school children representing 76 Berkshire schools from across the County took part in a day of sporting action and culture.  Both Primary and Secondary school pupils, with the youngest participants aged five years old, competed to become the County Champions in physical activities, which included rugby, tennis, athletics, Pentathlon and SEN (Special Education Needs) Cricket. All these events were developed specifically to include mixed and single gender competitions, as well as inclusive events for special schools.

In addition, Ascot Supports also presented Get Berkshire Active with a cheque for £2,500 from the proceeds of a charity supplier cricket day recently held at the racecourse.

Find out more about Ascot’s year round community programme here: https://www.ascot.co.uk/ascot-racecourse-supports

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