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Leaving a gift in your will helps us to care for Racing’s People when they need us most.

Racing Welfare provides a range of services to support racing’s people, helping them with challenges such as mental and physical health, isolation and financial trouble. After looking after your family and friends, please consider leaving a gift in your Will to Racing Welfare, so that we can be there for those who need us most.

Derek worked in racing all of his life, spending a period of time as a conditional jockey at late trainer Syd Dale’s yard. In retirement, the financial support he received from Racing Welfare when he was left with significant debt following the death of his father, was his motivation to leave a gift in will to the charity.

Derek said “Racing Welfare have been very good to me, you wouldn’t believe how much they have helped me and I just feel that I owe Racing Welfare something back so they can do the same for somebody else.

“When my father died he left me in the mire with about £14,000 of debt, he’d been hiding all the letters from me and never let me know. I nearly lost my flat and Racing Welfare stepped in and helped me to pay it. The Welfare Officer came with me to the all meetings with the solicitors and also helped me with my pensions.  My uncle who was a horsebox driver used to come to the meetings as well and when he passed away he left me some money from his property and that money paid Racing Welfare back.”

The support provided by Racing Welfare helped Derek in all areas of his life and he made the decision to leave his entire property to the charity in his will.

“My property is worth £300,000 and as far as I’m concerned it will all go to Racing Welfare. They’ve helped me so much that I can’t thank them enough. We’ve got such a wonderful body in Racing Welfare, what they do is brilliant. I want them to carry on exactly what they are doing, Racing Welfare are the best.”

If you’d like to find out how you could leave a gift in your Will like Derek, you can request a copy of our new free Will Guide here. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can also call 01638 560763 or email Ryan on giftsinwills@racingwelfare.co.uk.

Racing Welfare are delighted to have partnered with Farewill, giving you the opportunity to write a simple Will for free. With Farewill, you can write your Will from the comfort of your own home, either by using Farewill’s online service or requesting a callback from a member of their team.

Racing Welfare’s free Will writing partnership with Farewill is a non-obligatory service, as we understand the need to provide for your family and loved ones. If you do choose to leave a gift to Racing Welfare, thank you.

To write your free Will online, visit https://farewill.com/racing-web. To write your Will over the phone, you can request a callback at https://farewill.com/racing-telephone or call Farewill directly on 020 8050 2686 and quote Racing Welfare.

Key Information:

If you would like to leave a gift in your will to Racing Welfare, you will need our address and registered charity number. These details must be written in your will:

Racing Welfare
20b Park Lane

Registered Charity Number: 1084042 (UK) SC048413 (Scotland)

If you have any further queries, please contact our Fundraising Manager, Ryan Judson by either:

Email: rjudson@racingwelfare.co.uk or by Telephone: 01638560763