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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:

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If you are a racing charity looking to recruit volunteers, simply contact for further information on how we can help you.

28 August 2018

Scottish Racing’s first Dementia Friends event taking place at Hamilton Park

As a follow-on from Scottish racing’s support of Dementia Awareness Week alongside the charity Alzheimer Scotland, a first ‘Dementia Friends’ event will take place at Hamilton Park on Wednesday 22nd August.

Richard Lyle MSP will be attending the training day as a supporter of the Alzheimer Scotland partnership. Mr Lyle sits on the Cross Party Group on Scottish Racing and Bloodstock Industries at which Racing Together’s Eleanor Boden provided an update on community activity in Scotland.

Scottish Racing has embraced the work of Alzheimer Scotland and has committed to stage Dementia Friends training courses at all its courses. The sessions are friendly and interactive and will enable racecourse staff to increase their understanding of dementia, so too those affected by dementia in the local community. The course identifies the small ways in which everyone can help.

There are estimated to be around 60,000 sufferers of dementia in Scotland and the work at Hamilton is the first step in a new partnership between the charity and Scottish racing.

“This is an exciting development in the partnership between Scottish Racing and Alzheimer Scotland and I hope racecourses in England see this as a blueprint for future collaborations on making racing venues as inclusive as possible,” said Eleanor Boden who works with all courses in Scotland to develop their community engagement.

Further activities are planned, including the charity’s ‘Memory Bus’ – a method of reconnecting people with past events – being present at racing events.

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