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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:

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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.

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The Tote supports British Racing in a number of ways. These include committing a minimum of £50million to the sport over the next 7 years through an agreement with racecourses, as well as paying the Horserace Betting Levy. The Tote also supports the Racehorse Owners Association’s Owner Sponsorship Scheme. In April 2020, the Tote was a partner of the Virtual Grand National and helped raise £2,9 million for NHS Charities Together by offering a betting market on the race. The Tote donated revenues generated on bets placed on the Britannia Stakes on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot 2020 to four charities – Prostate Cancer UK, Marie Curie, the Berkshire Community Foundation and the Care Workers Charity. In 2020, the Tote has made donations to Racing Welfare, via the Furlong Factor and the Injured Jockeys Fund through the 9 Lives Challenge, as well as supporting the Virtual Henry Cecil Open Weekend and will look for ways to support racing's excellent charity sector in the future. As part of our donating our team have raised funds and donated them to Racing Welfare, as well as donations made directly by the Tote. Visit our Year One Review on the link below to find out more.

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