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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.

Andrea O'Keeffe 19 February 2019

Andrea O’Keeffe wins Rory MacDonald Community Award at Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

Andrea O’Keeffe speaks to John Blake of Racing Together about her win at last night’s 15th Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel.

Wife of Middleham-based trainer Jedd O’Keeffe, Andrea’s enthusiasm for education and young people means that she has worked with schools, colleges and racing schools nationwide, as well as Racing to School in order to engage with the next generation of racing staff and fans alike.

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Jedd O’Keeffe congratulated his wife on Twitter during the awards

The judges said: “‘Andrea has balanced her role supporting the growing training business at Highbeck Lodge with supporting others in all parts of the industry”. The deserving finalists, Debbie Hay from Lingfield Park and Sarah Montgomery from Musselburgh Racecourse were commended for their dedication to connecting with their local communities alongside their demanding racecourse roles.

See more below about what the award means to Andrea, her thoughts on the importance of community engagement and the awards event overall.

Visit the awards website here for further information and to see all the evening’s winners and finalists.

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