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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.

18 December 2018

Ascot Racecourse Supports Thames Hospice “Donate Don’t Dump Day”

Earlier this month, employees of Ascot Racecourse collectively donated clothing, homeware, books and more to help stock Thames Hospice charity shops in Bracknell, Sunninghill, North Ascot and Binfield.

Monies raised via the sales of the donated items will be added to the funds currently being raised for their new state-of-the-art hospice that will be located by Bray Lake and which will cost an estimated £18 million.

About Thames Hospice

Thames Hospice is a charity providing expert care for people living with life-limiting illnesses in East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire. A vital part of their work is also supporting their families and carers.

It costs £8 million every year to keep the Thames Hospice running. They rely on the community and fundraising for over 50% of their funds to provide services free of charge, 365 days a year, to the people who need them.

Ascot Racecourse Supports

Ascot team members volunteered in the gardens of the hospice as part of Racing Together Community Day earlier this year and donated plants from their Ascot Spring Garden Show. The racecourse team members continue to support Thames Hospice as part of Ascot Racecourse Supports, their comprehensive community engagement programme. Find out more about Ascot Racecourse Supports on their website.

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