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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.

Peter O'Sullevan House Newmarket 07 August 2019

IJF set to open Peter O’Sullevan House on 12th August

Only 12 months since the project started, the Injured Jockeys Fund’s rehabilitation and fitness centre,  Peter O’Sullevan House will be opening its doors on Monday 12th August.

Based in Newmarket, adjacent to the British Racing School, the centre will provide expert rehabilitation services including the provision of a ‘state of the art’ hydrotherapy pool.

For jockeys and the wider racing population

Lisa Hancock, CEO of the IJF says “We have a fantastic team in place and amazing facilities and are really looking forward to engaging with jockeys, both currently licensed and retired, and the wider racing population of Newmarket.

“We have learnt a huge amount from both Oaksey House and Jack Berry House, our existing centres in Lambourn and Malton respectively. This third facility completes our nationwide coverage and by working closely with the British Racing School here in Newmarket we will be able to support jockeys throughout every stage of their career and beyond. Jockeys are now so aware of the benefits of a fit and healthy body and mind.

Providing support on many levels

“Our aim is to provide support at many levels including; physio, strength and conditioning, nutritional advice, sports psychology and general pastoral care.

“Our Newmarket team Lead physio, Ross Hollinworth, has fantastic experience working with elite athletes from track and field, football and cricket. Physiotherapist Becky Webber joins us from having worked with British Swimming and Canoeing, whilst Sports Rehabilitator Emma Hunter hails from a rugby union background.

“As a charity we are extremely proud to be able to offer this level of service and expertise to our sports men and women, and are exceptionally grateful to our many supporters who have made it possible.”

Peter O'Sullevan House Newmarket Injured Jockeys Fund
Hydrotherapy pool facilities at Peter O’Sullevan House in Newmarket

For information and appointments contact 01638 676200 or Mandie@ijf.org.uk, or visit www.ijf.org.uk

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