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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 for further information on how we can help you.

Boxing training at Catterick Family Day 05 August 2019

Catterick focus on outdoor family fun and supporting armed forces tomorrow

Catterick Races August Family Days are highlights in their fixture calendar and this year is no exception. First of the two family days, Forces’ Family Day in association with ABF The Soldier’s Charity, falls on Tuesday 6 August.

Alongside the racing action, children can enjoy a variety of free entertainment available in the Course Enclosure throughout the afternoon.  Amongst the fun they can test their skills on the Bootcamp Challenge, an inflatable obstacle course, and box with former world champion Charles ‘The Bull’ Shepherd.

Young racegoers will have the chance to race hobby horses and enter a prize draw to win a PlayStation 4, thanks to Minster FM radio who will be found in the Course Enclosure.

As with all Catterick’s fixtures, under 18’s race free and do not require a ticket and on Tuesday 6 August the racecourse is also offering free admission to all military personnel and their families. Military personnel will need to collect complimentary tickets in advance, either from the Garrison Headquarters or from the Racecourse Office.

On their second family day, Monday 19 August, the Carnival is coming to Catterick! The Carnival atmosphere will bring side stall games and fairground rides into the Course Enclosure for younger racegoers to enjoy free of charge throughout the afternoon.

Minster FM radio will again be in the Course Enclosure, with another chance for young racing fans to enter the prize draw to win a PlayStation 4, while Mary Webb, a local singer-songwriter, will be entertaining the crowds in the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure in between races.

A new study conducted by Great British Racing revealed that 85% of parents in Yorkshire want their children to spend more time outdoors during the school holidays. With under 18’s racing free at all Yorkshire racecourses, they’ve got the summer covered.

Emma Binnian, Sales & Marketing Manager said: “An afternoon of racing gets the whole family outdoors, spending time together and enjoying the action on the track – we always look forward to August, with some of the course’s most popular race days. This year we have two fun-filled family days, as well as Ladies’ Day on 28 August and Racing Careers Day is back on Monday 12 August.”

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