The Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Royal Windsor Racecourse have pledged their support for Mental Health Awareness Week, which begins on Monday 14 May.
In addition five ARC corporate partners, At The Races, Weatherbys Racing Bank, Racing Post, lawyers K&L Gates and sports branding agency Jigsaw, have also pledged their support via race sponsorship, which is to be donated to the Mental Health Foundation charity.
Martin Cruddace, ARC Chief Executive, commented, “We are absolutely delighted to support Mental Health Foundation, particularly at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.
“Promoting effective strategies for dealing with mental health issues is hugely important, and we hope that through this partnership we’ll be able to promote the excellent work of Mental Health Foundation and Racing Welfare to our audiences both on course and through At The Races.
“Thanks must go also to our corporate partners Racing Post, Weatherbys Racing Bank, Jigsaw, K&L Gates and At The Races for their support of the evening and of this hugely important work”
The Mental Health Foundation is to have an on course presence via At The Races during the Royal Windsor Monday night racing fixture, helping to raise awareness of the simple tools everyone can use to look after their mental health.
Racing Welfare is to also be at the racecourse, in addition to all others racing next week, helping promote the work that they undertake.
ARC is to also donate the equivalent of 50p for each ticket sold for Monday’s fixture, while racegoers will be able to further support the foundation by merchandise purchase, text and tap to donate and bucket collections.
Mark Rowland, Director at the Mental Health Foundation, added: “More and more people are recognising how central our mental health is to just about every area of life.
“We are delighted that the team at ARC have given us this opportunity during Mental Health Awareness Week, to take our message on the impact of stress to the racing community, and raise vital funds for our work. We can’t thank them enough for standing with us.”