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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.

20 September 2018

Newmarket Open Weekend promises to be another big hit with the community

The very popular Newmarket Open Weekend returns on 22-23 September and gives visitors the chance to go behind the scenes at British Racing’s head quarters. There will be two days of unique entertainment and fun for all the family, with everyone welcome to attend. As ever, the event will help raise money for local charities.

Confirmation that equine stars Enable, Cracksman, Roaring Lion and Too Darn Hot will be on show at a gallops morning on Warren Hill is guaranteed to swell the crowds at this much-awaited community event.

The Rowley Mile racecourse will host racing over the weekend, which this year involves a number of trainers volunteering to step up to the microphone to take on the Newmarket Open Weekend commentary challenge. Yes, it is a lot harder than it looks!

Newmarket’s leading veterinary hospitals will open their doors, and the British Racing School; The Jockey Club Rooms; Tattersalls and the ever-impressive Palace House (National Heritage Centre) are certain to draw the crowds.

On Sunday a number of yards will be open to the public and the increasingly popular Clipper Logistics racing personality show jumping competition will take place in the afternoon. The Newmarket Stable Staff versus Jockeys & Trainers Football match will return, which is always a crowd favourite.

Shuttle bus services will be in operation on Sunday from various car park locations.

A full timetable of the day’s activities can be viewed below and there really is something for everyone.

For ticket info:
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