Racing Welfare runs a number of events and activities around the country that aim to engage racing and local communities within the main training centres. Racing Welfare’s Welfare team also make a number of visits to studs, racing yards and racecourses to engage with all of racing’s workforce in an informal and unpressurised environment.
Examples of community engagement events held by Racing Welfare include racing staff sports days, golfing events, quizzes and educational events. Guest speakers at events have included Phil Smith, BHA Head Handicapper and Dr George Wilson of Liverpool John Moore’s University. All educational events are free of charge for racing staff to ensure there are no financial barriers to attendance.
Sporting, social and educational events bring racing’s workforce together in a setting that encourages staff from different yards and workplaces to get to know each other, creating friendships and strengthening communities. Many yards and studs are located in rural areas where leisure activities are often limited and so such events can help reduce social isolation.
We are responsive to feedback in terms of activities and events that racing people would like to attend and continuing to increase the amount of community events taking place.