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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.

08 March 2018

Racing keeps communities mobile despite Beast from the East

During the recent bad weather various racecourse teams have provided much-needed support to their communities.

Peter Auld, Conference and Events Manager at Newcastle Racecourse did not hesitate in volunteering to take the course’s 4×4 to the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital to help transport one consultant to local clinics to care for 70 patients. Bringing an all-weather service to vital snow-bound National Health resources is a great testament to racing’s attitude in wanting to do its bit for others

“We had just received two brand new 4 x 4 cars from our sponsors KIA, and with racing abandoned on the day, we wanted to put the vehicles to good use and offered to help out our local NHS hospital.”

Farther South, Cheltenham’s ground staff were also on hand to help out the emergency services, by ferrying stranded medical staff from cut-off homes to their workplaces.

There was a huge effort from ARC’s groundstaff team right across the country, enabling racing to get the green light at Lingfield and Newcastle on Saturday, plus Southwell’s two fixtures on Friday and Sunday. Widespread snowfall, significant freezing temperatures and windchill posed a significant challenge to the racecourses but a round-the-clock effort kept all three tracks raceable and sites safe for horses, jockeys and customers.

Staff from Doncaster, Fontwell Park and Brighton gave their support to ensure that the meetings were able to beat the freeze.

Sam Cone PR & Communications Manager ARC commented: “We were delighted to be able to help the racing industry beat the Beast from the East and provide opportunities for jump horses at Newcastle and Southwell, as well as run the 32Red Spring Cup Fixture at Lingfield Park on Saturday.”

“It is a testament to the hard work of the Groundstaff teams and the Clerks of the Course involved, who put in a gargantuan effort to make tracks suitable and facilities safe.”

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