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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 for further information on how we can help you.

14 May 2019

Racing Welfare launch mental health study to kick off Mental Health Awareness Week

To coincide with the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, the charity Racing Welfare presented the results of their report on mental health in horseracing at Royal Windsor Racecourse on May 13th in front of a packed room of cross-industry representatives and related outside organisations.

The 14-month study brings together a set of recommendations for the sport to digest and begin tackling. Will McConn-Palfreyman from John Moores University in Liverpool presented the key findings and recommendations, followed by a panel discussion hosted by Alice Plunkett. Simone Sear, Director of Welfare for Racing Welfare, National Hunt Trainer Lawney Hill, Will Lambe (BHA Executive Director) and Davie from the Mental Health Foundation discussed the findings and answered a range of questions from the attendees.

Ed Davie spoke later about the report’s findings in the context of the wider population, and how racing might address some of the key factors that support good mental health.

The full Racing Welfare Report can be found here:

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