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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:

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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.

12 October 2018

Calling all nominations for The Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Community Award

The Godolphin Stud & Stable Staff Awards, supported by the BHA and The Racing Post are now in their 15th year and recognise and reward the outstanding skills, commitment and contribution of over 10,000 stud and stable staff. The deadline for submissions is the 20th November, with £120,000 of prize money up for grabs.

For this year’s awards, which will be staged in February, online nominations only will be accepted and excitingly, video nominations are invited accepted for the first time. This is to ensure that the nominations procedure is as fair as possible for all those involved irrespective of their level of written communication and language skills.

The Rory MacDonald Community Award offers the winner £5,000, with a further £5,000 provided to the charity of their choice. Each runner-up will receive £2,000 and the same amount for their chosen charity.

Last year’s winners of the Community Award were Jackie and John Porter for their service to the IJF’s Oaksey House as Resident Managers.

The award criteria for the Community Award are as follows:
Qualities:
• Charitable, selfless and passionate
• Anyone who works, volunteers or fundraises for the benefit of those working in the industry, particularly those in need of additional support or guidance
• Goes above and beyond the requirements of their job to ensure individuals and the racing community as a whole feel welcome, supported and valued
• A champion of the values of our sport who has positively impacted on the lives of individuals and/or local, diverse communities through the wider reach of racing

This award was introduced in 2016, in conjunction with Racing Welfare, and is named in memory of Rory MacDonald who was Chief Executive of the British Racing School for 22 years and who worked tirelessly in the wider racing community

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