THE JOCKEY CLUB’S CHARITIES
Racing Welfare is our Official Charity, which offers help and support to all racing's workforce and their dependents. In addition, we work with three Charity partners doing a great job at the heart of communities across the UK.
We gift Box4Kids the use of corporate hospitality boxes for seriously ill-children and their loved ones to enjoy their events.
We also help to promote and fundraise for Rainbow Trust and Carers Trust through events, donations and our people volunteering their time.
The Jockey Club holds a number of events throughout the year to support its partner charities. To contribute now you can donate £5 by texting the word FIVE to 70099, with all proceeds split three ways between Racing Welfare, Rainbow Trust and Carers Trust.
Racing Welfare offers professional guidance and support through a nationwide network of regional welfare officers to the unseen army of dedicated staff who work in the horse racing industry.
Their work includes providing 150 quality homes for both the elderly and those entering racing and an award-winning 24/7 helpline.
Racing Welfare supports those injured or disabled with retraining and counselling, the elderly through days out and activities as well as those entering the industry with life skill programmes. The only charity to support everyone who works in racing, Racing Welfare has seen a huge increase in demand for their services and rely on charitable giving to be able to continue their work.
Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness and who are in need of bespoke support.
There are thousands of families across the UK who have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and Rainbow Trust aims to support these families to cope on a day to day basis.
Family Support Workers provide a lifeline by supporting the whole family including parents, carers, the unwell child, brothers, sisters and grandparents.
They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community.
Carers Trust is a major charity working for, with and about carers. They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With locally based network partners, they are able to support carers in their homes through the provision of replacement care, and in the community with information, advice, emotional support, hands on practical help and access to much needed breaks.
They offer specialist services for carers of people of all ages and conditions and a range of individually tailored support and group activities.
Box4Kids is an initiative of the Barrie Wells Trust which arranges for ill children to experience a day out at sporting and entertainment venues across the UK.
Private hospitality boxes at Jockey Club Racecourses are offered to Box4Kids for free, ensuring ill children, along with their parents and carers, can enjoy a VIP day out at the races.
In 2018 The Jockey Club has provided boxes at racedays across the country and its 15 racecourses.