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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.

The Cheltenham crowd Cheltenham 10.3.15Pic Dan Abraham - racingfotos.com 07 March 2019

Cheltenham Preview Evenings support charities nationwide in the lead up to The Festival

No other racing event and few in other sports can match the excitement of the Cheltenham Festival. Up and down the country people are tuning in to the experts’ thoughts and opinions, and plenty of hunches about which horses are going to be make the winner’s enclosure in the 28 races.

The Festival preview evenings are always good fun and are a great way to support charities. No less than 35 evenings, seven in support of the Injured Jockeys Fund and many supporting Racing Welfare are being staged.

Non-racing charities, such as WellChild and Stamp Out Suicide are also getting some recognition and much-needed funds from these lively events that are hosted from Taunton to Darlington, and stretching over to Northern Ireland, not forgetting the heartland of the Cotswolds.

You can find out about just some of these events via the ROA website here.

The Injured Jockeys Fund say that every year they are overwhelmed with the generosity of so many Cheltenham Preview organisers that take it upon themselves to donate the profits of their event to the IJF.

See below for a guide to Preview evenings in support of charities:

7th March

Cheltenham Ladies’ College Festival Preview
In aid of WellChild

West Berkshire Racing Club Preview
In aid of the IJF
Newbury Racecourse

Sun Racing Cheltenham Festival Preview Night
In aid of the IJF
News UK, London

Ampton Racecourse Festival Preview
In aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance
Tattersalls, Newmarket.

10th March

The Racing Centre Preview Evening
In aid of the Racing Centre
Newmarket

Rockliffe Hall Preview Evening
In aid of the IJF
Rockliffe, Darlington

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