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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 for further information on how we can help you.

13 December 2018

£1,100 raised to support women wanting to develop racing industry careers

On Monday night Women in Racing hosted their annual Christmas party and second Hat Swap event at the historic Petyt Hall in Chelsea, London.

Attended by over 50 racing and hat enthusiasts, and supported by Hallgarten & Novum Wines and Danebury Vineyards. Milliners Jess Collett, Amanda Denton and Fernanda Lewis attended the event, bringing hats for all occasions for guests to try and buy, also donating a hat each for the raffle in aid of the Women in Racing Bursary.

ITV Racing Stylist Sarah-Kate Byrne provided an insight to her work, also sharing tips on hat-wearing and savvy shopping techniques for dressing for the races. V V Rouleaux donated goody bags for guests to take home.

The Women in Racing Bursary

The event raised over £1,100 for the Women in Racing Bursary fund. The fund provides members with the opportunity to apply for bursaries to help them develop their careers in the racing industry.

Previous recipients of the Bursary include At The Races presenter Vanessa Ryle who received funding for a presenter course in 2017, and Work Based Learning Manager at the Northern Racing College Vanessa Cashmore, who was awarded £2,000 to allow her to continue her studies into the performance of female jockeys in March this year. For more information you can visit the Women in Racing website.

Women in Racing have extended their thanks to all who attended the event and to the generosity of guests and sponsors.


Photo: winners of the raffle draw in aid of the Women in Racing Bursary wearing their prizes.

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