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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.

11 October 2018

Palace House transports local families back in time to the 17th Century

On Saturday 6th October, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art hosted the latest ‘Fun Palaces’ event.

The concept of ‘Fun Palaces’ is all about engaging local families with Palace House through art and science activities – encouraging families to learn and create together.

Charles II invited families to his Royal Palace, to explore science and art in the 17th Century, with lots of hands-on experiments and creative activities for all the family.

Families were tasked with stopping the plague spreading to Newmarket, creating colourful chemistry and re-creating Isaac Newton’s experiments with light. Crafting a crown, creating a story and exploring the galleries on the trail of gold. A wide range of activities was on offer for all the family to have a go.

The event attracted over 100 children.

Hazel Courtley, Community Engagement Manager National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket, said of the day: “We were delighted to be part of the national Fun Palaces event again this year and to be able to offer free art and science activities for local families. This day is an important part of our community programme funded by Arts Council England.”

For more details on future events at Palace House: https://www.palacehousenewmarket.co.uk/

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