Please support us this year as we aim to raise as much money as possible for the following three charities:
Racing Welfare are working to provide additional higher quality and supervised accommodation to support young people at the start of their careers within the horsearcing industry. A designated fund has been set up in order to raise money for a Newmarket Housing Project.
Both of the training providers for the racing industry report a reluctance to place young people in Newmarket at the start of their careers. This is due to concerns that there is very little provision of suitable housing for young people leaving the NRC (Northern Racing College) or BRS (British Racing School).
Currently vulnerable young people in the area have been seen to be living in overcrowded and poorly maintained accommodation. These multiple occupational homes can cause exposure of their younger inhabitants to inappropriate behaviour, including drug and alcohol abuse. Private rented accommodation is also very expensive and out of reach to young people. Deposits are high and a number of private landlords will not accept applications from racing staff. By law 16 – 18 years cannot hold a tenancy in their own right and this precludes them from a lot of the other available housing options.
We believe that, wherever possible, young persons should have some level of support, in a safe and secure environment, to enable them to make the transition from dependence to independence.
80% of all monies raised over the weekend will go to Racing Welfare’s Newmarket Housing Project
Newmarket Day Centre is a successful independent community resource working with retired and frail older people to enable them to have and enjoy a better ‘Quality of Life’. The venue boasts a ‘drop-in’ cafeteria service, comprehensive day care provision, hairdressing salon, licensed bar, hand & nail care salon, chiropody room, fully equipped specialised bath and shower room and operates a comprehensive and varied entertainment and activity programme.
10% of all monies raised over the weekend will go to the Newmarket Day Centre.
Newmarket Academy is an ambitious school with vision of outstanding learning. It is a school at the heart of its community and aiming to be the inspiration for the people who live in it. Newmarket Academy is part of the Samuel Ward Multi Academy Trust which is at the cutting edge of learning, using innovative technologies and teaching methods to inspire and excite all learners to succeed. The trust values the success of every individual, their honesty and integrity, celebrates creativity and fosters resilience and independence. The Academy expects each person to respect others and the community in which we live. They aim to be a school the local community can be proud of.
10% of all monies raised over the weekend will go to the Newmarket Academy
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