Leading Horse Racing website myracing.com are naming two of their races at Nottingham Racecourse on Tuesday 6th August to both support and raise awareness of mental health issues in racing. One of those races will be named after GoRacingGreen, who are doing outstanding work in bringing mental health awareness to the mainstream racing audience.
GoRacingGreen is a group founded by Debbie Matthews, with the aim to help sufferers be able to attend race meetings with like-minded friends and not feel isolated when surrounded by large crowds. Myracing.com have long been admirers of Debbie and her group and felt it was the perfect time to show their support.
“We are very pleased to be sponsoring the card at Nottingham and wanted to show our support of GoRacingGreen,” said head of PR Dean Goddard. “We have named one of the races after the community and invited Debbie along to present the trophy.”
“Mental health is a subject very close to my heart. My family lost somebody very close to us a few years ago through the illness. Whatever we can do at myracing.com to help we shall endeavour to do for Debbie and her community.”
Nottingham racecourse would seem the perfect fit as they themselves have been very supportive of GoRacingGreen. James Knox General Manager at Nottingham said “We are delighted to be once again working with the team at myracing.com, and thrilled they have chosen to support Debbie and the GoRacingGreen initiative. What Debbie has done in raising awareness of an issue that has long been ignored is so important. Racing is a sport for everybody and the more we can listen and learn from passionate people like Debbie, the more accessible it will become for everybody in our communities.”
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