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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.

30 September 2020

Racing Welfare join forces with Sleepstation to launch online sleep therapy programme for the racing industry

Racing Welfare has today announced their partnership with sleep therapy service, Sleepstation. The online programme is designed to help people to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and to get better quality sleep and will be available, free of charge, to anyone in the racing industry who is struggling with their sleep.

Sleepstation is an NHS accredited, personalised sleep improvement programme designed to help people overcome any sleep issues with effective, tried and tested methods which are easily implemented into day to day life. The online programme can last up to eight weeks, depending on individual needs and circumstances.  It is based on a person centred approach that patients would previously only be able to access in leading sleep clinics, known as CBTi (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia).  Insomnia can be debilitating but Racing Welfare and Sleepstation believe it is a treatable condition and that no-one should have to suffer or worry about sleep on top of life’s other stresses.

Whatever the particular issue, a lack of sleep can affect everything in a person’s life including productivity, relationships, family life and overall health. Being able to access the Sleepstation programme online provides many benefits including no waiting lists, no need to take time off work, no travel costs involved and no set appointment times. Anyone who thinks they could benefit from Sleepstation can access the online programme here.

Kay Boyden, Workforce Wellbeing Programme Manager for Racing Welfare, said:We are really pleased to be able to add Sleepstation to the services we provide as we know that poor sleep can have a huge impact on people’s health, their day to day lives and their mental health.  Sleepstation will complement perfectly the services that we already offer as part of our Workforce Wellbeing Programme and being online means that it will be accessible to everyone, no matter what hours they work.”

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