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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.

29 September 2020

Box4Kids Heroes

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic may have put The Barrie Wells Trust’s Box4Kids events on hold, including at all the 15 Jockey Club racecourses, but it has not stopped them launching their new initiative, Box4Kids Heroes!

This new scheme asks children who have attended a Box4Kids event to nominate their Box4Kids Hero from a hospital or hospice. This could be a surgeon, doctor, nurse, care worker or other medical staff, who they feel has gone above and beyond and is most deserving of the Hero title.

As part of their nomination, a child will provide a drawing or a letter, or both if they wish, which will be sent to their Hero in a gift package provided by the Trust. This includes a delicious hamper of treats and a Barrie Wells Trust certificate to recognise their award.

“It is a great opportunity for the child, their family and everyone at the Trust to show their Hero just how special they are,” said Barrie Wells MBE.

“In a time of such uncertainty, it is lovely to show the hospital and hospice staff on the frontline just how valued and brilliant they are.”

The Trust is an active force for good in horseracing and has already rewarded several special Heroes.

“Thank you for passing on the delightful nomination from Mark and his family. I can’t tell you how much of a lift this has given me and how grateful I am for the box which arrived today. What a treat to share with my colleagues in the office,” said Dr Gavin Cleary, Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

The Trust is very keen to reward even more deserving Box4Kids Heroes!

Follow The Barrie Wells Trust on Facebook to keep up to date with all the Box4Kids Heroes they are rewarding, as well as news on when Box4Kids events will be back up and running at racing venues.

Find out more about Barrie Wells MBE, Founder of Box4Kids and the Barrie Wells Trust on his recent Racing Together blog here.

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