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Maria’s Great South Run Challenge

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October 19, 2018

Racing Welfare beneficiary Maria Doe will be taking on the 10 mile Great South Run this Sunday, 15 months after suffering a serious spinal injury. Maria,…

Racing Welfare extends partnership with Tuffa Boots

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Racing Welfare is delighted to announce an extension to their partnership with Tuffa Boots, who will support the charity through sales of products from their high…

QIPCO British Champions Day

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October 18, 2018

Racing Welfare selected as QIPCO British Champions Day official charity for a second year The stars of flat racing will align this Saturday 20th October, gracing…

Plunging into the Serpentine

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September 20, 2018

This Saturday, Two Racing Welfare fundraisers will take the plunge into Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake for Swim Serpentine, the open water swimming festival with events for…

Malton Festival of Racing draws in crowds to go behind-the-scenes of Ryedale’s horseracing industry

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September 18, 2018

Sunday 16th September saw over 2000 visitors flocking to the North Yorkshire town of Malton to visit the yards of 12 trainers open to the public…

Racing Welfare runners set to line up for the Great North Run 2018

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September 6, 2018

Racing Welfare is delighted to have three very special individuals taking on the Simply Health Great North Run on Sunday 9th September.  The event will see…

Racing’s Occupational Health Service Receives National Launch

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September 3, 2018

Racing’s Occupational Health Service, operated by Racing Welfare, receives its national launch on Monday 3rd September 2018.  The service offers a framework for the management of…

CATS launches industry Professional Development Plan

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August 24, 2018

CATS – the racing industry’s Careers Advice & Training Service, managed by Racing Welfare – has launched a bespoke Personal Development Plan to help those working…

Epsom Open Day set to showcase historic training centre

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August 16, 2018

This year’s Epsom Open Day will see the training yards within this historic training centre throw their gates open to the public on Bank Holiday Monday…

The Creditas ‘Taking Care of Business’ Stable Staff Stakes

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August 13, 2018

Here at Racing Welfare we are not ready to give up the euphoria of another successful Racing Staff Week. Luckily we don’t have to just yet….

Riders gear up to take part in the Prudential RideLondon 100 miles

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July 24, 2018

What is looking to be one of the hottest weeks this year, cycling 100 miles is the last thing on most people’s minds. But not for…

Racing Welfare Official Charity Partner for Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Summer Festival

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July 18, 2018

Racing Welfare is the official charity partner of Go Racing in Yorkshire’s Summer Festival 2018, which runs from 21st – 29th July. Go Racing in Yorkshire…

European Bloodstock News’ Advertising Campaign Raises Thousands for Racing Welfare

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July 13, 2018

European Bloodstock News presented the team from Racing Welfare with a cheque for over £5000 at their annual Clay Shoot event at Six Mile Bottom, Newmarket…

JOSEPHINE GORDON TOPS THE BILL AT THE CAMBRIDGE ROAR RACING DINNER

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July 3, 2018

Josephine Gordon has been announced as the final name to grace the list of panellists for this year’s Cambridge Roar’s The Racing Dinner, incorporating the Newmarket…

Racing Industry Gears Up for Racing Welfare’s Racing Staff Week

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June 28, 2018

Now in its third year, Racing Staff Week runs from Saturday 30th June until Saturday 7th July 2018.  Kindly sponsored by Betfair, the campaign aims to…

Jockey Club Champions Racing Staff Welfare with Free Meals on Racecourses

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June 27, 2018

The Jockey Club has today announced that they will be providing free meals at all of its racecourses for all racing staff from Saturday 30th June…

Stable staff step up to the plate for Racing Staff Week

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June 25, 2018

Racing Staff Week runs from Saturday 30th June until Saturday 7th July 2018. The week aims to bring the racing industry together to inform and engage…

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

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED For a second year the Racehorse Owners Association will be offering contributions of £100 to trainers organising BBQs or other social events…

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 Hill 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…