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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 lucy@racingtoschool.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

25 October 2019

Paralympic legend and British sporting icon Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to speak at Warwick

The 11-time Paralympic gold medal-winning athlete Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompsonwill be the special guest speaker at Warwick’s Sporting Icon Day on Friday, November 8.

Before the action gets underway out on the course, Baroness Grey-Thompson will be talking about her career to racegoers in the Paddock Pavilion as part of the Sporting Icon Brunch.

The Welsh superstar is one of the most recognisable names in sport and over the course of her wheelchair racing career she won 13 Paralympic medals and 13 World Championship medals.

Since retiring from the sport in 2007, she has forged a career in politics and now sits in the House of Lords as a Life Peer. She was named on the BBC’s shortlist Greatest Person of the 20th Century as part of the BBC Icons series.

 “I’m looking forward to visiting Warwick Racecourse, it’s a great, historic track,” she said.

“I’ll be sharing stories of my sport career and how they have gone on to impact my life in retirement from racing. I look forward to meeting with racegoers at Warwick in the morning and it’s set up to be a good day of racing throughout the afternoon too.”

Grey-Thompson is the latest in a line of stars to speak at the annual event, which has hosted Nick Skelton, Mike Tindall, John Barnes and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock over the last three years.

Andre Klein, General Manager of Warwick Racecourse said: “The Sporting Icon Brunch has grown into one of our most popular events we host at the racecourse and it’s a brilliant way to start the day, before heading out of the pavilion to enjoy the racing.”

Tickets for the Sporting Icon Brunch start from £40 per person and include access to the Paddock Pavilion throughout the day, bar and betting facilities, breakfast and the special audience with Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.

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