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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.

Bath Ladies Day 13 June 2019

Ladies Day for Cancer Research UK

One of the big events on Bath’s social calendar – Ladies’ Day at Bath Racecourse – is on Saturday. More than 6,000 racegoers will head to Lansdown on June 15, drawn by the racing, fashion, music, food and the popular Style Competition, where the most stylish racegoer on the day will win a huge prize worth more than £1,500.

But unlike some Ladies’ Days, where the average price of an outfit can push four figures, Bath teamed up with Cancer Research UK to show how ladies heading to Bath Racecourse next Saturday can look fabulous without spending a fortune.

They set Tina Angell – who is a cancer survivor, Cancer Research UK volunteer, and nurse in the radiology department at the RUH in Bath – a challenge of finding a ‘Winning Chic’ outfit for Ladies’ Day for a budget of £40.

She headed to the Cancer Research UK store in Westgate Street, Bath, armed with her budget for the day – and Bath filmed her visit and turned it into this short social-media-friendly video: https://twitter.com/BathRacecourse/status/1139085095061602304

Tina said: “I’ve been volunteering with Cancer Research UK for 10 or 11 years now. I started volunteering with them after having cancer myself when I was 24. I believe that I wouldn’t have survived my cancer if it hadn’t been for the research that they do. I was 24, I had a two-year-old son, [it came] completely out of the blue – and the treatment and care I received were amazing. That treatment wouldn’t have been available without the research.”

On the challenge of finding a race-day outfit for £40, Tina said: “Not everyone can go out and spend £1,000 on an outfit but [you] can still go to Ladies’ Day looking gorgeous.”

Cancer Research UK is the official charity partner of The Silk Series – a series of races exclusively featuring female jockeys at Ladies’ Days across the country. The next event in The Silk Series will see some of the country’s top women jockeys go head-to-head at Bath Racecourse on Ladies’ Day next Saturday.

More: https://www.bath-racecourse.co.uk/whats-on/ladies-day

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