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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.

18 October 2019

Wigan MP Lisa Nandy grateful for Tote’s support of Wigan community

The UK Tote Group, formerly known as Alizeti, has announced the completion of its acquisition of the Tote, the UK’s pool betting operator for horseracing since 1928.

The Tote is based at Wigan and local MP Lisa Nandy has spoken of the great pride she has that her community has been chosen to help drive this important business for racing.

The UK Tote Group is now the sole owner of the Tote and is focused on modernising and revitalising the 90-year old British institution.

There will be a launch of a new Tote website and the return of the popular Tote Ten to Follow in a new modern format.

The UK Tote Group is backed by over 160 individual investors, the majority of whom are racehorse owners and breeders. Investors are united by a shared desire to see a revitalised Tote back at the heart of British horseracing, helping to financially secure the future of the sport for generations to come.

In addition to paying the Horserace Betting Levy, the UK Tote Group has an agreement with Britbet, a partnership of 55 British racecourses, which will see the Tote contribute a minimum of £50 million to the sport over the next 7 years.

Alex Frost, UK Tote Group Chief Executive, said: “Pool betting plays a leading role in racing jurisdictions around the world and we believe the Tote can play a similar role in the UK, while supporting and growing British racing in the years ahead.

“I would also like to recognise and thank all those across the industry who have been instrumental in our journey to acquire the Tote. We have received tremendous encouragement and support from owners, trainers, breeders, racecourses and those in the administration of the sport, for which we are enormously grateful.”

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