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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.

Charlie Fellowes 13 August 2019

Trainer Charlie Fellowes on Khadijah Mellah’s historic Magnolia Cup win and fast-approaching Henry Cecil Open Weekend

Charlie Fellowes, Chairman of The Henry Cecil Open Weekend, hopes Khadijah Mellah’s success in the Magnolia Cup can help dispel a perceived lack of diversity in horse racing. 

The teenager gained worldwide media attention as the first jockey to ride a race in Britain wearing a hijab, when partnering the Charlie Fellowes-trained Haverland to success in the Magnolia Cup at Goodwood. 

Race footage courtesy of Racing TV

More information about The Henry Cecil Open Weekend

Newmarket racehorse trainers open their doors on 21 and 22 September to celebrate the life of Henry Cecil and to raise money for local charities. The Henry Cecil Open Weekend is a fantastic opportunity to visit the town of Newmarket and go behind the scenes at Horse Racing’s HQ.

  • Equines sites open during the weekend; Rowley Mile Racecourse, British Racing School, Jockey Club Rooms, Tattersalls Bloodstock Auctioneers, Newmarket Equine Hospital, National Stud, Longholes Stud, and Place House – The National Horseracing Museum.
  • A number of Newmarket’s leading racehorse trainers will open their yards to the public on Sunday morning, including; Charlie Fellowes, David Simcock, Roger Varian, and Amy Murphy.
  • Entertainment on Sunday afternoon at the Severals arena; Pony Club Games, Waitrose Tug of War, Clipper Logistics Celebrity Show Jumping, GBR Kids Area etc.

Advance Ticket Prices:

£30 per person – Grandstand and paddock enclosure access to the racecourse on Saturday 21 September and Sunday wristband for all Open Weekend activities. A voucher will be issued for access to Saturday morning Open Weekend sites (donations preferred). 

or

£37 per person – Premier enclosure access to the racecourse on Saturday and Sunday wristband for all Open Weekend activities. A voucher will be issued for access to Saturday morning Open Weekend sites (donations preferred). 

or

£15 per person for Sunday only of Open Weekend. No access to racing on Saturday afternoon.

£3 for a NOW programme and U12s go free all weekend.

Buy tickets here: http://www.thehenrycecilopenweekend.co.uk

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