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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.

18 July 2018

Community spirit abounds at Ascot’s July weekend meeting

Property Race Day 2018

This past weekend Ascot once again delivered on a number of community initiatives with the Property Raceday taking place on Friday. The day, which is in its twelfth year, has raised over £2m for children’s charities, including SOS Children’s Village, Hope & Homes, Project Hope UK and many others.

Property Race Day Chairman David Erwin said of the day: “The property Race Day has firmly established itself as the property industry’s day at the races. PRD has raised in excess of £2m to date for our chosen charities, including Land Aid.”

Summer Mile Family Raceday

On Saturday, Ascot welcomed families to enjoy an impressive range of free entertainment in the new family-only enclosure. This festival-themed space was split into different zones, including fairground and pony rides, circus and magic workshops, as well as a wealth of craft activities, catering for children aged 4 – 15.

Children under 12 were able to eat for free with one paying adult and many enjoyed the non-stop activities, such as zumba and yoga classes and cookery classes with well-known chef, Anjula Devi. Just in case people forgot that a raceday was in full flow on the other side of the grandstand, the course provided two racehorse simulators for children to try out. Two hotly-contested Pony races completed the meeting and a large part of the crowd stayed on to share the excitement.

Racing to School Chief Executive John Blake, who attended the family raceday commented: “Ascot offered a great choice for young people and with the picnickers and plenty of friendly staff on hand, there was a really good family atmosphere.

“The attention to detail was obvious and it was planned to keep all ages occupied and active, while allowing parents a great opportunity to relax in a less congested corner of the racecourse.”

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