The Racing Dinner is asking people to get dressed up for their evening meal at 8pm on Saturday night, with each group or person showing that they are attending the virtual dinner party by tweeting a picture of them doing so to @racingdinner. In lieu of participation in the event, there is a suggested donation of £10 per head (£5 for children) to Racing Welfare, with the hope that the event will help push the charity’s appeal total, which currently sits at £232,969, closer to towards the quarter of a million pounds mark.
The Racing Dinner is also asking for anyone who intends to take part on Saturday to tweet a picture of themselves saying ‘I’m in’ in the run up to the weekend to spread the word around the initiative. The campaign hashtag is #racingdinner.
Mark Loades, Head of Fundraising at Racing Welfare, praised the initiative, saying: