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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.

13 June 2018

Pontefract work with Rugby League stars to attract new fans

A clever idea to work alongside the stars of Rugby League has introduced the sport’s fans to the excitement of horseracing.

On June 11th 300 season ticket holders from Castleford Tigers, Featherstone Rovers, Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats were able to experience racing at their local racecourse and be welcomed by some of their playing heroes.

Pontefract Racecourse has developed strong ties with the four rugby league clubs, and they put together an offer, which included discounted tickets and various packages for fans, as well as the special meet and greet with players from their beloved teams.

Richard Hamill Clerk of the Course Pontefract Races commented on the initiative: “There’s a huge buzz around the Racecourse as some of the best Rugby League players in the country, mingle with the racegoers. Working closely with the four Rugby teams brings a huge potential audience to the Racecourse and taps into a new market of racegoers.”

With the success of this year’s event, Pontefract plan to make the day even bigger next year, working with more teams and inviting their fans to the course, as well. Next year should see even more Rugby League fans experience a summer evening at the races.





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