SBC News Date set for ‘wonderful’ Racing Together Community Day 2023

Date set for ‘wonderful’ Racing Together Community Day 2023

The BHA has announced that the Racing Together Community Day is making a return on 25 May 2023.

The annual event is racing’s national day of volunteering in support of local communities when those involved in the sport are invited to give their time for good causes.

John Blake, CEO of Racing Together, commented: “We’re pleased to announce this year’s date for the popular Racing Together Community Day and hope to build on last year’s efforts, which engaged 65 racing organisations and gave us wonderful stories of racing teams helping out at food banks, hospices, local community areas and much more.”

As part of ‘The Big Help Out’ initiative, the group has outlined that people will be invited to take part in volunteering projects within their local community. 

Racing’s volunteering efforts throughout May will form part of The Big Help Out initiative and Racing Together’s Community Day.

The Racecourse Association explained that Racing Together was formed to ‘coordinate, support, represent and measure British racing’s community engagement activity’ that takes place across the industry and involves a range of charitable and commercial organisations.

Last month, the BHA also announced that it was boosting the prize funding of over 60 ‘development races’ during 2023.

The commitment was made by both the BHA and breeding farms Darley and Juddmonte to enhance prize money for horses at the beginning of their careers and forms part of the association’s long-term sustainability programme for UK racing.

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