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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.

27 August 2019

Sky Bet Ebor Community Fund grant won by MySight York

The twenty-two local charities & community groups that could have benefited to the tune of £5,000 from the inaugural Sky Bet Ebor Community Fund were in attendance on the Knavesmire on Saturday 24 August to watch the big race. Each charity was allocated a horse to follow at random, with the winning charity receiving the grant.

Mustajeer, trained in Ireland by Ger Lyons was the first winner of a £1million Sky Bet Ebor. As jockey Colin Keane jumped the horse out of Stall 2, it means that MySight York won the £5,000 award.

The giant cheque was collected by an excited Chairman, Jim Wallace, who said, “what a great gesture for local charities. Obviously all the better when Mustajeer won. As a small local charity the £5k is a significant amount of money to us and will benefit the partially sighted users of our services in York and surrounding areas.

The representatives of the other 21 local good causes enjoyed a complimentary afternoon at the races, benefitting from some of the publicity provided by York Racecourse as part of the Ebor Community Fund shortlist. You can find out more about the full list of charities involved here.

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