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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.

27 August 2020

Nearly 100 Lots on Offer in the “Great Racing Welfare Auction”

Today, Thursday 27th August at 10am, sees bidding open in The Great Racing Welfare Auction. With close to 100 lots on offer, the event is being hosted virtually and will raise much needed funds for the charity’s Covid-19 Emergency Appeal. Bidding will run until 8pm on Thursday 24th September.

The Great Racing Welfare auction has been supported with generous donations from across the racing industry and beyond. Amongst the standout lots is a chance for three people to enjoy 18 holes of golf at Sunningdale with AP McCoy, a riding lesson with equestrian legend Sir Mark Todd and a fitness session with marathon world-record holder Susannah Gill.

Other auction lots include a special commission from renowned artist Tania Still and mornings on the gallops and stable tours with some of the country’s top trainers. There are also holidays, ownership shares and the chance for two people to join master caller Mike Cattermole in the commentary box along with a wide variety of other fabulous lots.

Dawn Goodfellow, Racing Welfare’s Chief Executive, said:

“We have been overwhelmed by the incredible lots donated to the Great Racing Welfare Auction, there really is something to appeal to everyone and to suit a variety of budgets. We have lined up some incredible opportunities for 2021 and some genuine money can’t buy experiences. I encourage everybody to take a look at the auction page and to get bidding.”

To see all of the lots on offer visit: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/thegreatracingwelfareauction

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