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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.

02 November 2018

Racing remembers jockey Laura Barry and raises £10,000 for charities

The racing world was united in shock when 25-year-old Laura Barry died of cancer in July. Her four year career in the saddle brought her 193 rides and 18 winners.

The Laura Barry Charity Ball held at York racecourse in late October was an opportunity for family and friends to bring the racing community together to support the charities that did most to support Laura during her illness.

The black-tie ball was well supported and an auction and raffle contributed to a total fund of over £10,000.

Laura’s close friend Bertie Hayton who organised the ball said: “The Injured Jockeys Fund, Macmillan Cancer Support and Sarcoma UK all did so much to help Laura, so we wanted to help these wonderful charities in return.”

The Injured Jockeys Fund, in particular, was pivotal in the care that Laura received for the entirety of her illness, including flying her home via private air ambulance just days before her death.

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