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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.

Volunteer bucket collector

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.

10 March 2020

Tickets now on sale for Middleham Open Day – Good Friday 10th April

Mark Johnston’s Yard one of many opening its doors

Tickets for this year’s Middleham Open Day are now available online. The Arena Racing Company-sponsored Middleham Open Day is a celebration of horseracing in one of the sport’s most beautiful training centres and raises funds for the charity, Racing Welfare. A unique and exciting day out for racing fans of all ages, the day starts with yards open from 9.30am until 1.00pm, followed by a full programme of fun on Low Moor from 1.30pm. There will be a ROR (Retraining of Racehorses) Parade and the inter-yard Challenge.  

Household Cavalry stalwart Trooper Middleham will be visiting Middleham marketplace, the Low Moor and his temporary home at Stef and Barry Keniry’s Warwick Lodge Stables throughout the day.  Not be outdone, celebrity Shetland Little Alf will be based in the centre of Middleham with his mum and carer, Hannah Russell, who is a best-selling author.

Those opening their doors to the public include the UK’s most prolific trainer Mark Johnston, who will be laying on swimming demonstrations throughout the morning at his Kingsley House yard. Multiple Group 1-winning trainer Karl Burke will also open his yard at Spigot Lodge, giving a first look at his impressive string for the season. Don’t miss the chance to meet Micky Hammond’s stable star, Grade 1 winner Cornerstone Lad or the opportunity to have a closer look around the yard of one of the country’s most up and coming trainers, Ben Haslam.  With one of the most beautiful set-ups in the north, James Bethell’s Thorngill Stables at Coverham is another not to be missed.

With a range of superb shopping stalls and a variety of food and drink on offer, ARC Middleham Open Day is ready to welcome you for an unforgettable family day out. For all the latest information visit the link below and follow Racing Welfare on social media. The website will be updated with information about open yards and afternoon activities on a regular basis.

Find out more and buy tickets here:

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