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23 February 2024

Tackling loneliness among retired racing staff

At Racing Welfare, we love bringing people together. That’s why we host numerous events all over the UK to help our retired staff, their partners, and carers beat loneliness and isolation. Our trips offer a chance to reconnect with old friends and enjoy a fun social gathering with those who share similar interests.

Every year, we take a group of our retired beneficiaries on a week-long holiday, generously sponsored by Godolphin. These holidays create lasting memories and have a hugely positive impact on our beneficiaries’ mental wellbeing by bringing together the retired community.

We know that retired racing staff based outside the traditional racing centres may be at greater risk of becoming lonely or socially isolated. Therefore, it is an important part of our work to ensure we can reach as many of these individuals as we possibly can.

Hear Ruth, Ronnie and Joy talk about the benefits the holiday had on them…

Want to know more?

Each year we organise group outings across the country to local racecourses, seaside destinations and places of cultural interest. We also host Christmas lunch events for hundreds of retired racing staff in the main racing centres across the country, attracting people from far and wide to meet up with old friends and make new ones.

Most of the trips are subsidised by Racing Welfare and so you will only be asked to pay a small contribution to hold a place.

Regular Events

All of our regions host regular social events for retired people including coffee mornings, sporting reminiscence occasions along with occasions specific to each region.

Get in touch

If you would like to join in or you know someone who would benefit from participating in these events, please call Racing’s Support Line on 0800 6300 443 and we will put you in touch with your local welfare officer who can let you know what is going on in your area.