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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.

16 July 2019

Pirates Family Day

Pirates Family Day sees the return of the brilliant Captain Jack Sparrow look-a-like with his swashbuckling shenanigans.  Follow his antics as he tries to recruit more seafaring crew and tries his hand on the coconut shy.

There will be a treasure hunt in the family enclosure, which if successful a chest full of treasure can be found.

There will be face painting and a huge inflatable Pirate Ship Assault Course for those more adventurous among you.

Under 18’s go racing for free, so it really is a fun and affordable, family day out.

THE FIRST RACE AT 13:30 WILL BE THE CREDITAS TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS STABLE STAFF STAKES – This charity race is now in it’s second year where the jockeys and stable staff swap roles with the jockeys leading-up and 12 stable staff take the reins to ride in this race all in aid of Racing Welfare.  You do not want to miss it!

More information: https://www.thirskracecourse.net/racing/fixtures/friday-30th-august-pirates-family-day

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