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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.

10 December 2019

Racing to School announces new ambassadors including Champion Flat Jockey Oisin Murphy

After last week’s landmark milestone of reaching 15,000 participants for the year, Racing to School is delighted to announce today the launch of a new Ambassador Programme.

Joining Oisin will be:

  • BBC Commentator John Hunt
  • ITV Racing’s Sally Ann Grassick
  • Leading National Hunt trainer Warren Greatrex
  • Former champion Flat jockey Ryan Moore
  • World Record-breaking marathon runner and Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs at UK Tote Group Susannah Gill
  • Former Trustee and long-term supporter Morag Gray MBE.

As Racing to School Ambassadors each will be tasked with acting as champions of the charity’s vital work inspiring young minds and, hopefully, helping to foster a new generation of racing fans.

The launch of the Ambassador Programme comes as Racing to School celebrates another record year for participation – the charity welcomed its 15,000th pupil of the year to a British racecourse at Sandown last week – a record that is set to be beaten again in 2020. The vast majority of Racing to School pupils are going racing for the very first time and over 96% say that having now experienced the sport, they would like to come back again in future. The new Ambassadors will help spread this message to as many young people as possible.

Reflecting on the team of Ambassadors, Racing to School Chief Executive John Blake said: “It is a great tribute to the charity’s work with young people that we have been able to attract such a wonderful group of Ambassadors from across the sport to help promote its benefits and opportunities. We aim to inspire and advance young people from all backgrounds nationwide. We are so grateful for their support.”

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