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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.

Volunteer bucket collector

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.

19 June 2018

Royal Ascot Charitable Projects 2018

As the pomp and ceremony of the Royal meeting gets underway, Racing Together’s partner Ascot can be proud of their widespread community support of last year, and also two special projects this year to coincide with the best five days of Flat racing that the sport offers.

The Ascot Schools Art Competition
This art competition involved schools from the local area drawing Royal Ascot-themed designs with the chance of them being displayed in the Heath Tunnel. Pupils aged 4-11 from 12 local schools submitted work. The full story can be seen here: Ascot Heath Tunnel

War Horse Memorial
Ascot’s support of the War Horse Memorial project led by Alan Carr MBE, will see a bronze horse erected on the nearby Heatherwood Roundabout. This is in memory of the millions of UK, Commonwealth and Allied horses, mules and donkeys lost during The Great War. Beneficiaries of the memorial will be The Household Cavalry Foundation and Mane Chance Sanctuary; Brooke; World Horse Welfare and the local Blue Acre Horse Rescue. The racecourse has also donated a number of artefacts, which were blessed at a church service, attended by veterans’ families. The artefacts will then be buried in a time capsule next to the Memorial below the horse’s bowed head. A plaque is also being erected in Car Park 1 so that passers by can read about the statue, which was unveiled on June 8th.

Charitable activity in 2017
Ascot Racecourse has raised £1.1 million pounds for the Prince’s Countryside Fund charity over the past three years – an amazing £380,000 last year. Not far behind was the impressive £320,000 raised via The Property Raceday for children’s charities. As the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower disaster has just passed, it is timely to acknowledge Ascot’s £100,000 to the Disaster Fund. Over £46,000 raised for various charities via onsite bucket collections, and 1,500 branded items were donated to local children’s charities, with 600 raceday tickets donated to local schools and charities.

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