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Posted on 19th July 2019

The Hurdles Project – Please Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Target

As a registered charity we rely heavily on fundraising. The cost to operate the Northern Racing College is a staggering £6,300 per day of which 21% comes from funds generated solely by the College. That is a whopping £262.00 per hour.

With fundraising very much at the forefront of our mind we are trying something new and write to ask if you would be so kind as to assist our endeavours?

We are running a crowd funding campaign to help us raise £1,529.00 to purchase three flights of portable hurdles which will assist hugely in building the skills and confidence of the stable staff and jockeys attending our industry training courses. Ultimately your investment would enhance the level of training we deliver which in turn will allow us to produce an increased number of competent staff for the horseracing industry.

As you may already know the Northern Racing College is the starting point for anyone thinking of a career in horseracing.  We offer a range of courses starting with Pony Racing Training which accepts applicants as young as nine, through to our 12-week, residential Foundation Course from age 16. For those already employed in the industry we offer Apprenticeships, Jockey Training and Licensing and bespoke, tailored programmes for staff at varying stages of their careers. We have a long list of graduates who have excelled, and continue to excel, as jockeys, stable staff, head grooms and trainers, plus many more who have achieved great things for the sport. 

97% of our graduates gain employment in racing stables after completing the Foundation Course; many continue to further their career with additional courses which are often delivered in the workplace.  Almost 50% of the young people aged 16-18 attending the Foundation Course are from deprived backgrounds with very few life opportunities available to them.  We change lives and give them the motivation, training and access to employment in a rewarding and thriving industry.

A monetary gesture of any amount from a number of businesses will assist us in reaching our goal of £1,529.00. If we are successful in raising the required amount Watt Fences have generously pledged to donate a fourth flight free of charge. 

In return for a small contribution your business will be acknowledged throughout our social media campaign and you will of course be most welcome to call in anytime you are passing our door to see your investment being put to good use. We will be wholeheartedly grateful for your support.

Please make a contribution by following the link

We would be most grateful if you would please share this email with your horseracing contacts so together we can reach our goal before the deadline of 24 July 2019.

Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

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