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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@racingtogether.co.uk for further information on how we can help you.

26 January 2021

Spotlighting The Power of Thoroughbreds

During the next four weeks, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) will be highlighting The Power of Thoroughbreds and exploring the many roles that they can play in optimising physical and mental well-being in all of us.

The RoR will be highlighting the work of four charities through their social media platforms that use former racehorses within their programmes; Greatwood Charity, Peopleton Brook, Horseback UK and HEROS.

Equine therapy, also known as Equine-Assisted Intervention, is a treatment that includes equine activities or an equine environment in order to promote physical, occupational and emotional growth in a person. Therapy can help individuals build confidence, self-efficacy, social skills and learn boundaries.

Established in 1993, Greatwood was the first charity to use former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and has been delivering alternative provision education programmes since 2006. Emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and inclusion are at the heart of all of Greatwood’s educational programmes.

For further information visit https://www.greatwoodcharity.org/

Peopleton Brook is an inclusive, family run Care Farm which is home to horses, alpaca, goats and a number of other farm animals set in 18 acres of the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. They welcome young people, adults and students with a range of additional needs, to come and care for these animals and benefit from the relaxed and therapeutic atmosphere.

For further information visit https://www.peopletonbrookfarm.co.uk/

HorseBack UK is a charity set up to empower service personnel and veterans suffering from life-changing injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress and to aid them on their road to recovery. The charity aims to inspire recovery, regain self-esteem and promote positive change in an individual. Using horsemanship and outdoor activities, they deliver nationally recognised and accredited personal development programmes that encourage our participants to acquire new coping strategies, life skills and build lasting resilience.

For further information visit https://horseback.org.uk/

HEROS Charity has been operating since 2006 and began with a focus on ex-racehorse re-training and re-homing. Now, in addition they offer a range of programmes associated with horses from birth to old age, HEROS provides a range of education and training, including alternative to school placements and offers a variety of courses from age 11 onwards.

For further information visit https://www.facebook.com/heroscharity/

To discover more about the Power of the Thoroughbred – follow Retraining of Racehorses on social media:

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