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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.

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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 for further information on how we can help you.

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Investment in Education

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Charitable Donations and Investment in the Local Community

Investment in Education






Through its investment in education, Shadwell provided four 2019/2020 scholarship places for students on the 1-year Thoroughbred Stud Operations course at Writtle University College. Shadwell also provided work placements to the Writtle students, students from the National Stud and equine students from Hungary. Annually Shadwell donate to Racing To School which contributes to the events for school children throughout the year. In addition, through our sponsorship of the Pony Racing Authority (East Anglia), Shadwell assists in progressing young people from pony racing to careers in horse racing. Similarly, our cattle farm youth training days teach and encourage youngsters aged 8 – 24 interested in a cattle farming career.

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Getting people active

Improving mental health

Developing peoples' skills

Building stronger communities

Contributing to the economy

Accessing the outdoors and enabling volunteering

Building diversity and inclusion