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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.

28 August 2018

Scottish racecourses urged to follow Hamilton’s lead by hosting Dementia Friends events

Hamilton Park hosted Scottish Racing’s first Dementia Friends Event on 22nd August, which was attended by local MSP Richard Lyle. Joining the MSP were Hamilton Park Racing Manager, Sulekha Velma, Scottish Racing Manager Delly Innes and Adam Harman and Eleanor Boden representing Racing Together.

The session was lead by Alzheimer Scotland’s Anne McWhinnie and involved practical workshops, group discussions and plenty of advice on how to support people with the illness, which affects 60,000 people in Scotland alone.

Those in attendance enjoyed the informative session, particularly the guidance on how people can be supported in a racecourse environment.

Sulekha Varma, Hamilton Park Racecourse Racing Manager, said of the day: “We were very pleased to welcome Alzheimer Scotland to Hamilton Park Racecourse. Our racecourse staff are now far better equipped to support individuals with Dementia in a racecourse environment. I would encourage other racecourses across Scotland to follow suit and look forward to the partnership between Scottish Racing and Alzheimer Scotland developing in the future.”

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