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All the latest news from Racing Welfare

HAPPY VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK FROM RACING WELFARE!

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June 4, 2018

This week is national Volunteers’ Week, a UK-wide campaign running from 1st – 7th June, organised by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).  The aim…

Mental Health Training Course – Lambourn

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May 16, 2018

With support from the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and the National Trainers Federation, Racing Welfare will be hosting a Mental Health Training Day in Lambourn, the first…

ROA Support of Staff & Owner BBQs Keeps Yards Sizzling

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May 11, 2018

For a second year the Racehorse Owners Association will be offering contributions of £100 to trainers organising BBQs or other social events for their staff and…

Racing Welfare leads a show of industry solidarity in support of Mental Health Awareness Week

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May 9, 2018

Racing Welfare is bringing the horseracing industry together in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, running from 14th – 20th May 2018.   The charity hopes to…

William Hilll Racing Staff Boxing Night 2018

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March 21, 2018

On 17th March, 26 racing staff entered the ring to battle it out to raise money for Racing Welfare. Sponsored by William Hill, the black tie…

Lean On Me – When You’re Not Strong

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March 6, 2018

Legendary singer-songwriter Bill Withers has almost certainly never heard of Racing Welfare, but the lyrics in his classic song Lean On Me are lump-in-the-throat perfect in…

Racegoers Club announce Racing Welfare as official charity partner

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March 1, 2018

The Racegoers Club is delighted to announce Racing Welfare as its official charity partner which will see the Club support the dedicated charity that provides guidance…

Betfair to Support Racing Staff Week for Third Year

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February 22, 2018

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce that Betfair will support Racing Staff Week for the third year. Racing Welfare’s most extensive PR and fundraising campaign of…

Racing Welfare Trip to Weatherbys

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February 9, 2018

Thursday last week saw 23 beneficiaries take part in a trip to Weatherbys, the home of horse racing administration. The lucky 23 enjoyed behind the scenes…

Racing Welfare joins The Cambridge Roar 2018!

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February 8, 2018

This year Racing Welfare has been included in the line of up four charities benefiting from the Roar 18 fundraising festival! Along with Arthur Rank Hospice…

‘Uncovered’ release charity single in aid of Racing Welfare

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February 2, 2018

The band, originating from Lambourn and Swindon was formed in April 2017 by the guitarist Shaun Johnson. Uncovered have played a handful of shows and are…

Tragedy of Richard Woollacott shows importance of mental health services

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January 26, 2018

The whole team at Racing Welfare are very sad to read today that Richard Woollacott lost his battle with mental illness. Mental health problems are a…

See behind-the-scenes of horseracing this Easter: Middleham Stables to open again on Good Friday.

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January 23, 2018

Good Friday, 30th March 2018 sees the return of the popular Middleham Stables Open Day where 13 yards will again be opening to the public.  The…

Racing looks to tap into pool of enthusiastic volunteers

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January 19, 2018

A new site designed to help racing charities and other organisations in the sport recruit volunteers has been launched with the support of The Racing Foundation….

Tuffa Boots and Racing Welfare for #everypaircounts

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January 15, 2018

We are very excited to announce that Tuffa Boots have picked Racing Welfare as their chosen charity for 2018 #everypaircounts campaign and there are some fantastic…

‘Be Friendly’ – Racing Welfare’s telephone befriending service has launched

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Racing Welfare has launched a telephone befriending service for vulnerable, lonely or isolated people from the horseracing industry with the aim of reducing and preventing loneliness…

Major new joint research project will focus on mental health of staff in the horse racing industry

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January 8, 2018

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Racing Welfare and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will be carrying out a major new piece of research into the provision of mental…

Tattersalls’ sales ring filled with Christmas spirit for Racing Welfare’s Annual Carol Concert

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December 19, 2017

Children from the Fairstead House School Choir were joined by students from Newmarket Academy, the community choir VivaVoices and Newmarket Town Band to take part in…

Racing Staff Boxing is back and William Hill are backing it!

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December 13, 2017

Racing Welfare is delighted to announce that William Hill are to sponsor the Racing Staff Boxing Night – to be held at Goffs’ Doncaster Sales Complex…

RW charity partner of QIPCO British Champions Day

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October 19, 2017

Racing Welfare has been announced as the Official Charity of QIPCO British Champions Day, following on from The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre in 2016. Racing Welfare…

Statement regarding Ken Dooley

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October 16, 2017

The whole of the team at Racing Welfare would like to express their sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Ken Dooley and to…

Museum membership scheme to prevent loneliness

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October 9, 2017

85 retired racing staff from the Newmarket area will be attending a special coffee morning at Palace House, Newmarket; The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and…

Toby Balding Award to reward dedicated stable staff

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September 18, 2017

The National Trainers Federation announced a new award for stable staff during Racing Staff Week this year and are encouraging trainers and potential applicants to find…

Hammersley Team lead the way in ARO BTO

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September 11, 2017

Peter Hammersley’s team currently head the overall yard list for the Racing Welfare sponsored Best Turned Out Championship during the 2017 Arabian Racing Organisation (ARO) season,…

Funding awarded for Mental Health Research

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September 4, 2017

The Racing Foundation have awarded over £62,000 in funding to Racing Welfare to commission a Mental Health research project. This research will be conducted by Liverpool…

Sun Shines on Epsom Open Day

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August 29, 2017

Suncream and ice-lollies were in demand at yesterday’s Epsom Open Day which saw a bumper crowd enjoy a morning visiting trainer’s yards and an afternoon family…

Trainers raise money for RW in Commentary Competition

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August 23, 2017

This year’s Trainers Commentary Competition, being held in aid of the 32Red Newmarket Open Weekend beneficiaries on Saturday, 23rd September, will have a new format as…

C&P Insurance partner with Racing Welfare

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August 11, 2017

Racing Welfare and C&P Insurance are announcing their new charity partnership which aims to support the work of Racing Welfare whilst also providing competitive insurance rates…

LTiR Awards for Ted Jackson and Steve McNally

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July 28, 2017

On Thursday 27th July Steve McNally and Ted Jackson were presented with Lifetime in Racing Awards. Both Ted and Steve have dedicated their lives to working…

Statement regarding Steve Yarborough

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July 22, 2017

The whole team at Racing Welfare would like to express their sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Steve Yarborough after yesterday’s tragic accident…

Alan Tippling receives Lifetime in Racing Award

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July 20, 2017

Alan Tippling was a very deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing Award presented at Catterick Racecourse on Wednesday 19th July. Alan was presented with the award…

Roy Fowler receives Lifetime in Racing Award

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July 4, 2017

Jockey’s Valet, Roy Fowler, is the highly deserving recipient of a Lifetime in Racing Award, presented on Monday 3rd July at Pontefract Racecourse. Roy was presented with…

Text services added to Racing’s Support Line

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May 12, 2017

On Friday 12th May, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, Racing Welfare will be launching a new text contact method of accessing its services. Racing’s…

Nine under starters orders for London Marathon

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April 19, 2017

Nine under starters orders for London MarathonIn aid of Racing Welfare Racing Welfare’s team of nine runners will be taking on the infamous 26.2 mile challenge…

Coffee Mornings launch in Gloucestershire for retired racing staff

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April 10, 2017

On the 19th April 2017, Racing Welfare are holding the first Coffee Morning for people who have retired from the horseracing industry in the Gloucestershire area….

Rewards4Racing announce partnership with RW

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April 5, 2017

Collect points & support RW! Rewards4Racing, the rewards programme for racegoers, has formed an exciting new partnership with Racing Welfare, the charity supporting the workforce of…

Sarah Monkman wins Rory MacDonald Award

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February 21, 2017

Racing Welfare’s own Sarah Monkman took home the Rory MacDonald Community award, which is in just its second year, at the Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff…

CATS: Careers Advice and Training Service

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February 1, 2017

Racing Welfare, in partnership with the BHA, are launching a Careers Advice and Training Service (CATS) for staff working within the British horseracing industry. Funding from…

257 Retired Racing Staff have Christmas Lunch

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December 15, 2016

257 Retired racing staff around the country enjoy a Christmas lunch with HRH The Princess Royal. In Newmarket, Lambourn, Middleham and Malton more than 250 retired…

BHA & RW Support World Mental Health Day

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October 10, 2016

Coinciding with World Mental Health Day (Monday 10 October) the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and Racing Welfare are working with Chelmsford City Racecourse and Totepool to…