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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.

29 March 2019

A busy time for Ascot’s charity and community work

During Sunday’s fixture, Ascot will welcome Emma Cantrell, the Founder and Trustee of children’s charity First Days, marking their collaboration by naming the 3.55pm race: “The First Days Charity Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase”.

First Days was established in 2013 to help the 43,000 children identified as living in poverty in Berkshire. Working in conjunction with professionals in the health, childcare and social care fields, First Days redistributes donated second-hand toys, clothes, equipment and school uniforms to children in Berkshire and beyond whose families cannot afford the basics.

Since it was started six years ago, First Days has helped over 7,000 children and currently receives in excess of 100 referrals each month.


With Ascot Racecourse’s support, the charity will be offering a ‘one stop shop’ at Penn Road Children’s Centre in Slough to combine these donations with additional services to help and signpost parents struggling financially.

Supporting budding young artists with their perspectives of Royal Ascot

Ascot is also launching the second year of “A Celebration of Royal Ascot” Schools Art Competition.

Following the success of last year’s event, local schools have once again been invited to submit entries with an opportunity to have their artwork displayed in the Ascot Heath Tunnel, providing a colourful walkway for both Royal Ascot visitors and local residents.

Pupils aged between 4-14 years old across 15 local schools were asked to submit artwork to be in with a chance of winning cash prizes of £1,000 for their school, as well as Amazon vouchers to spend for themselves.

On Sunday, the short-listed entries will be displayed in the Wildlife Zone in the Exhibition Hall.

View and vote on your favourites online here:

https://www.ascot.co.uk/artcompvotes.

Ascot are competition entry
One of the many brilliant entries into the Ascot Supports Local Schools Competition 2019 – you can vote on your favourite pieces.

Ascot staff will also cast their votes and leading Flat jockey, Ryan Moore, has also been asked to pick his favourite.

The winners and runners-up will be announced at the beginning of May, with cheque presentations taking place on Ascot’s Victoria Cup Raceday on Saturday, 11th May 2019.

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