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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.

Volunteer bucket collector

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.

27 June 2018

Racing Staff Week

Racing Staff Week returns on Saturday 30th June. This great partnership between Racing Welfare and Betfair aims to bring the racing industry together to inform and engage horseracing followers and supporters about the passion, skill and dedication required to work in racing. Its purpose is also to increase awareness about the support and services that Racing Welfare provides to all of racing’s workforce.

Many activities are taking place across the week to recognise and celebrate all the great work and effort racing staff contribute to the sport.

Some of the nationwide activities include:
The ever-popular Racing Staff and Owners BBQ’s supported by the ROA, which will be taking place at trainers’ yards up and down the country.

Pontefract Racecourse will be hosting the Lifetime in Racing Awards, while in Malton staff will be putting on a ‘Pizza and Pub’ Social for local racing staff.

The Jockey Club will be offering stable staff at all 15 Jockey Club tracks free meals, teas and coffees throughout the week. It is estimated that the offer will provide 25,000 free meals.

Following on from the success of last year’s Racing Staff Week film, Equine Productions will once again be producing a film for the week. All racing staff are encouraged to send content for the film, which will be broadcast at racecourses, television and social media.

Doncaster Racecourse will host the Racing Welfare Charity Raceday, sponsored by Betfair on Friday 6th July. This day is now in its fourth year and is the pinnacle of Racing Staff Week and will also include the Betfair Clock Tower Cup, a race exclusively for stable staff who have been nominated by their trainers.

New for the 2018 Racing Staff Week is The Betfair Racing Staff Week Cup at Newton Abbot. The charity race, in which trainers nominate members of their staff to ride, complements the established Doncaster equivalent, which takes place on the same day.

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