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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:

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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.

20 May 2020

Racing to School launches animation video featuring BBC commentator John Hunt

The education charity Racing to School is delighted to announce the launch of a new series of interactive animation videos aimed at bringing to life its racing-based maths activity workbook. As racing has not taken place since mid-March, over 3,000 young people have missed out on the opportunity to experience a unique experience of the sport, and the chance to improve their numeracy skills in the fast-moving classroom a racecourse provides.

“It is very unlikely that school trips will be routine again until the autumn, which is why we’ve been busy translating our resources on-line. Producing the three new films was the next step in trying to keep young people, families and schools in touch with racing,” explained Racing to School Chief Executive, John Blake.

The set of three videos, the first of which is published today is narrated by Racing to School Ambassador and well-known BBC racing commentator John Hunt. The films are interactive and cover many of the topics that make up a full Racing to School activity day. The journey starts in the Weighing Room and in later films there are puzzles to solve in the Parade Ring and then a visit onto the course to learn even more about measurements and distances in the ‘Final Furlong’.

“We have to accept that it will be some time before our school groups are brightening up racedays wearing their colourful silks, but racing can still play its part in keeping learning fun and interesting,” said John Blake.

“The team came up with the idea of producing interactive animation films to add to young people’s learning at home. We’ve also posted numerous other resources to our website recently.”

Visit Racing to School’s website and download the answer sheet here.

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