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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@racingtogether.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

04 February 2021

Caroline Davies celebrates 30 years at the RCA

Caroline Davies, Racecourse Services Director, is today celebrating 30 years with Britain’s trade association for racecourses.

Caroline has been the driving force behind numerous initiatives at the RCA, including launching the RCA Showcase & Awards in 2010 and the Racecourse Groundstaff Awards and Groundstaff training programme.

RCA Chairman Maggie Carver said: “Caroline continues to be a wonderful ambassador for the Racecourse Association¬† and the British Racing industry as a whole. In many eyes, Caroline is synonymous with the RCA and has achieved an extraordinary amount in her 30 year tenure.”

No stranger to the Boardroom, Caroline continues to represent the RCA and British Racing on many Boards on a variety of subjects.

During her tenure, Caroline has mentored many colleagues who have since gone onto senior positions within the sport.

“The Queen has seen 14 Prime Ministers in her time, and Caroline will have worked with many more racing executives and colleagues from across the sport during her impressive career,” said John Blake of Racing Together. “She has always been a strong supporter of the sport’s charities and was an excellent Trustee of Racing to School – one of a number of hats she has worn in her roles at the RCA.”

Alongside her daily RCA duties, Caroline is a keen advocate of equine welfare and is a Director of the newly formed independent Equine Welfare Board.

Perhaps the crowning moment of her RCA career was taking the company to BBC2’s Eggheads where Team ‘Rank Outsiders’ made it to the final with two eggs remaining, although sadly could not bring home the bacon.

“Her passion, knowledge, and dedication to the sport is admired and respected across the industry,” added Maggie Carver. ” We are deeply grateful to Caroline and the whole team at the RCA look forward to many more years working alongside her.”

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