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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.

04 April 2018

Ascot supports local students in bid to win “Young Enterprise Company of the Year

Ascot Racecourse provided a platform for student groups from St George’s School in late March in support of their participation in the Young Enterprise national entrepreneurship programme, which aims to teach students the fundamental skills of starting up and running a successful business. Students are required to form companies, design, source and sell a product; and ultimately compete for the coveted national crown of ‘Young Enterprise Company of the Year’.

This was the first time St George’s Ascot has engaged with the racecourse, as they bid to continue a proud tradition of participation in the competition. The student companies progress through regional heats and then on to Berkshire area finals.

This year St George’s is hosting three Young Enterprise Companies operating in the Lower Sixth form – Dina, Calypso and Elektra: selling stationery sets, reusable water bottles and illuminated dog collars, respectively. The students worked hard to drum up trade during the race meeting to sell their products and boost their profits, while learning valuable customer service skills.

Ascot provided the groups with a Gazebo opposite the Bandstand Lawns with all three Young Enterprise Companies being exposed to a race day crowd of over 11,000.

Jacqui Greet, Charity & Community Executive Liaison at Ascot commented on the day: “We are really pleased to provide this platform to the enthusiastic students and also to add a new dimension for our race-goers. We at Ascot wish the groups all the best in their quest to win Young Enterprise Company of the Year.”

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