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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.

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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.

31 January 2020

A special and busy week for beneficiaries of the IJF at Oaksey House

On Monday 27 January, beneficiaries from Wales, Cornwall, Somerset and other parts of the South-West gathered at the Injured Jockeys Fund’s Oaksey House rehabilitation centre to take part in Beneficiaries Week. The five-day stay at Oaksey House in Lambourn consists of inspiring and informative talks, socialising and physical activity, and is hosted each year to support former jockeys with life-changing injuries from race-riding.

Isabel Tompsett, whose fall at Fakenham in May 2011 caused severe head injuries said: “This is an outstanding week, the IJF team have been fantastic and have worked together so well; from physios, to almoners to chefs to look after all of us and our carers too.

“For me it’s been really good to catch up with everyone, and importantly the people are trained and activities are specifically set up to cater for the group’s injuries, whatever they may be.

“IJF President AP McCoy joined the quiz night, and we’ve been zip lining, riding and even tried fencing. Richard Pitman delivered a talk, and nutritionist Hannah Trotman taught us some new recipes and challenged us to a smoothie competition. Truly outstanding.”

Find out more about the work of the Injured Jockeys Fund and Oaksey House: https://www.injuredjockeys.co.uk/ 

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