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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.

29 March 2018

Pontefract engage with local students to produce new racecourse promotional material

Pontefract racecourse has for the first time been working with Art and Graphic Design students at the local New College, who have designed the promotional material for the opening race meeting of the season on April 3rd as part of their A-Level Coursework.

The winning designer, Ellie Tallant, not only has all her designs in print on the day, but will also have work experience with Leeds-based Print and Design Company Advertising Works – the advertising agency who work with the racecourse.

Richard Hammill, Chief Operating Officer from Pontefract Racecourse, approached the principal of New College, Richard Fletcher with the proposal to work with the college.

A brief was put to Alex Von Ehrheim, the Graphic Communication Teacher who passed this on to the A-Level students in his group.

Five of the students took on the challenge and the winning designer was Ellie Tallant.

Richard Hammill said: “The Racecourse was hugely impressed by the quality of the presentation and submissions from the New College students. We look forward to working with both the students and the college again in the future!”

Speaking after being announced as the winner, Ellie Tallant said: “I’d like to thank the Racecourse for this amazing opportunity and look forward to working with both them and AdWorks.”

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