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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.

06 July 2018

Racing Together partner ROA support staff BBQs for Racing Staff Week

The Racehorse Owners Association is celebrating Racing Welfare’s Racing Staff Week by encouraging trainers to organise staff BBQs as one way of showing their appreciation for the contribution of their workforce.

The simple idea is aimed at developing the owner/staff relationships away from the often pressurised raceday atmosphere.

An impressive tally of 30 Flat and National Hunt trainers have got involved during Racing Staff Week, including: Ed Dunlop, Lucinda Russell, Martin Keighley, Harry Fry, Andrew Balding and James Ewart.

The ROA’s contribution to the week did not stop there, as they supported Racing Welfare’s regional offices to organise BBQs and other social events for stud and stable staff, attended by a number of trainers and owners.

ROA Chief Executive Charlie Liverton said: “The ROA is delighted to be supporting Racing Staff Week once again this year and we very much hope that these informal events will continue to be popular with owners and staff. Owners are the first to recognise and support the passion, commitment and skill of racing staff who ensure that their horses are well-cared for during their racing careers.”

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