ONLINE TICKETS CLOSE AT 5PM TONIGHT! THERE WILL BE A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR.
Tickets for this event are £7 for adults and free for children under the age of twelve. The adult ticket price includes a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie on arrival.
The choir from Fairstead House School and soloist Katy Cocks will all be taking part in Racing Welfare’s annual carol concert in the main sales ring at Tattersalls on the 8th December.
Doors open at 6.15pm with the concert starting at 7pm, introduced by Simon Bailey, Chaplain to the horseracing industry.
Once again Newmarket Town Band will be filling the ring with festive cheer with Father Christmas making a special appearance along with his donkeys.
This event raises vital funds to support Racing Welfare’s Chaplaincy service which is so vital to people working in horseracing in times of pain, loss, trauma or need.
There will also be a cash raffle with some amazing prizes kindly donated by local businesses.
The Chaplaincy Service was first introduced in 2000 to increase support options available to stud, stable and support staff working in the Newmarket area.
In 2014, this was expanded and Pastor Simon Bailey was appointed as a National Chaplain to Horseracing to build a pastoral care team for the support of racing staff throughout the UK.
The British racing industry, along with other sports such as football and rugby, has been innovative in introducing this access to pastoral care. There are over 300 sports chaplains in the UK and Ireland, providing emotional and spiritual care to those involved in professional and amateur sport.