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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.

Y6 pupils at The March CE Primary School nr Chichester 08 October 2019

Harvest, Hops and Horse Racing to top the end of a stellar season at Goodwood

Goodwood Racecourse has teamed up with Rogate Pumpkin Patch to bring an autumnal flair to the final fixture of 2019. Ahead of their final meeting on Sunday 13th October, pumpkin deliveries were arranged by the racecourse to local schools across West Sussex ahead of the Harvest, Hops and Horseracing-themed fixture.

The concept is a new initiative for the day ahead of the Harvest Festival season, encouraging children to showcase their creative skills. Complimentary pumpkin carving will also be taking place on the day where prizes will be available for the best-carved pumpkin; these include a family ticket to Rogate Pumpkin Patch; tickets to Family Race Day at Goodwood in 2020, and a number of signed jockey goggles available as giveaways.

Nicky Metcalfe, Headteacher of March Primary School, commented: “It’s a lovely idea and great that Goodwood Racecourse are supporting the local community with fun initiatives. There is so much excitement with Harvest Festival just around the corner so it’s brilliant to be celebrating local produce.”

Y6 Pupils at Funtington Primary School

The traditional, rural-themed fixture will celebrate the end of a great season at the West Sussex track. In between some fantastic racing, which will see the much-anticipated Jump Jockeys race, the sound of string bands against a backdrop of roaring fire pits, hay bales, toasted marshmallows, and hog roasts will put racegoers in the seasonal spirit.

Gates open at 11:30 am, with the first race taking place at 2pm. Under 18s go free, while adult tickets can be purchased from www.goodwood.com in advance from just £26.

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