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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.

17 February 2020

Aintree showcase Community Programme at Randox Health Grand National Weights event

Aintree racecourse was keen to highlight their award-winning community programme by inviting the Liverpool Signing Choir to perform John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ alongside soprano Laura Wright at their annual event to announce the weights carried by horses competing in the Grand National.

Dual National winner Tiger Roll and stablemate Delta Work have been allotted top weight of 11st 10lb for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, 4 April, details of which were revealed at their Weights event held at St George’s Hall in Liverpool last week.

With a prize fund of £1 million, the Randox Health Grand National is the world’s richest Jump race and takes place for the 173rd time this year at 5.15pm on day three of the Randox Health Grand National Festival.

Catherine Hegarty from Liverpool Signing Choir said: “The choir started as an after-school club at Knotty Ash Primary School where I work as a communicator for deaf children. Fast-forward a few years we now have an adult choir, too.

“It’s just an unbelievable honour to be able to do this, and in our home-town. The children and adults have been so excited to perform an absolutely spellbinding performance. I’m so proud because I’m watching their signing. It’s the right context for the song, the song looks lovely and all the children are happy as well.”

Watch the video below:

Find out more about Aintree’s Community Programme here: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/aintree/about/community-programme/

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