Racing Welfare has launched a telephone befriending service for vulnerable, lonely or isolated people from the horseracing industry with the aim of reducing and preventing loneliness and social isolation. The service has been named ‘Be Friendly’ after the dual Haydock Sprint Cup winner owned by Sir Peter O’Sullevan, a longstanding supporter of the charity.
On the 19th April 2017, Racing Welfare are holding the first Coffee Morning for people who have retired from the horseracing industry in the Gloucestershire area. The coffee morning will be held at the beautiful Richmond Retreats in Painswick and is free of charge to attend for anyone who has worked within the industry at any stage during their career.
257 Retired racing staff around the country enjoyed a Christmas lunch with HRH The Princess Royal.
In Newmarket, Lambourn, Middleham and Malton more than 250 retired racing staff sat down at 1.00 pm on 14th December to enjoy a Christmas Lunch, organised by Racing Welfare. Racing Welfare’s President, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, was in attendance at the Newmarket event, giving a speech before the meal highlighting the work that the charity does all year round in its campaign to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst racing’s retired people.