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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.

06 August 2018

Beverley Racecourse and Contact the Elderly unite to battle loneliness

Beverley Racecourse recently held a raceday tea party to help combat loneliness and isolation among older people in the local community.

The racecourse has partnered with long standing charity Contact the Elderly, which was founded in 1965 and is the only charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face-to-face contact.

The tea party took place on the racecourse’s Lavender Lawn during Beverley’s latest raceday. 80 local elderly people and volunteers enjoyed an afternoon of tea, cake and conversation, to a backdrop of top-quality horseracing and family entertainment.

Kate McKee, Marketing Manager at Beverley Racecourse, said: “We are thrilled to form this partnership with Contact the Elderly.

“It’s such a worthwhile charity and does so much to tackle loneliness among older people by hosting monthly tea parties in the homes of volunteers. We saw an opportunity to work with Contact the Elderly to develop their concept and bring it to the racecourse.”

“We made sure our special guests had plenty of tea, cake and conversation. They had a really enjoyable day out.”

Jill Wood, Contact the Elderly’s Development Officer for Yorkshire, said: “We are so excited to partner up with Beverley Racecourse. It is so inspiring to see local institutions like the racecourse taking action to help the thousands of isolated older people in the community, and we hope others follow suit.”

A second tea party in partnership with Contact the Elderly will be held at Beverley Racecourse’s final raceday of the season, on Tuesday, September 25.

If you know someone aged 75 or over who lives alone and has little contact with family or friends who might benefit from a tea party, or would like more information, visit Contact the elderly

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