- Date published: 18 Aug 2016 by Jessica Homer
The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horse racing, which owns some of the country’s most well-known racecourses including Sandown Park, Epsom Downs and Aintree, has committed its fundraising efforts to help support Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.
Over the next two years, employees across 15 racecourses and the company’s head office, based in Holborn, London, will be raising money in various ways including taking part in sporting events, bucket collections and holding race nights.
Rainbow Trust will help the company fundraise, increase awareness and engage with employees across the company to raise vital funds to help support more families. Families supported by Rainbow Trust have a Family Support Worker who helps them at home, in the community or in hospital, wherever they can to make life a little easier.
Paul Fisher, Group Managing Director of The Jockey Club, said:
“All of us at The Jockey Club are delighted to be working with Barrie Wells Trust, Rainbow Trust and Carers Trust over the next two years. All three charities provide a huge amount of amazing support for those in need, in different ways and I am delighted that we will be able to help them in this important work. We have just fewer than two million people who visit our racecourses over the year and I hope that our customers will embrace the different fundraising activities that will be running over the coming months. We are excited and motivated to be working with the charities over the next two years.”
Heather Wood, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity Chief Executive, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be working with The Jockey Club. The partnership will have a huge impact for Rainbow Trust, enabling us to support more families who have a child with a life threating or terminal illness. This partnership is a unique opportunity for us and will also offer us the opportunity to promote Rainbow Trust to racegoers at The Jockey Club’s fantastic events and race days.”