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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.

15 December 2017

Quick thinking by Newcastle team provides early Christmas gift for homeless centre

Newcastle’s abandoned race meeting on December 14th led to an unexpected delivery of 200 fresh sandwiches, rolls and wraps to The Peoples Kitchen in Newcastle.

The centre supports homeless and disadvantaged people in the community and this is its first link with the racecourse.

David Williamson, the tracks’ Executive Director said: “We were delighted to support The Peoples Kitchen in Newcastle by providing the raceday sandwiches to assist with their fantastic efforts. We managed to turn a positive out of today’s unfortunate abandonment, which occurred very late on this occasion, after raceday food orders had been made. Put in the position again, this is an initiative we would most certainly continue with.”

The Peoples Kitchen was established in 1985 and provides 40,000 meals a year and reaches over 800 people each week. The centre is supported by 200 volunteers that give up a total of 35,000 hours of their time each year. The Peoples Kitchen also offers clothing, bedding and a wide range of health and wellbeing services through its partnerships across the City.

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