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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.

03 December 2019

Sandown Park Raceday raises £22,500 to help rehome racehorses

The Racehorse Sanctuary, which rescues, rehabilitates, retrains and rehomes thoroughbred horses, particularly ex-racehorses benefited from a charity raceday at Sandown Park in September. 

The charity had fantasitic support from guests for our live auction and other fundrasing activities, making a net contribution of £22,500 to its funds.

The work to rehabilitate ex-racehorses facing challenging issues has been recognised by the support received to establish The Peter O’Sullevan High Dependency Unit, opened in 2017 by Patron Jilly Cooper. The small percentage of horses that cannot be rehomed but are capable of a good quality of life in our care are given Sanctuary at The Passmore Yard @ Mulsey Farm in West Sussex, sponsored by equine nutrition specialists Dodson & Horrell.

The fundraising efforts are never ending: the charity’s Trustees are now focussed on their Christmas/ Winter 2019 Appeal using a lovely image taken by equine photographer Emma Hughes of one of their senior citizens.

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