The Prince's Trust
With over one million young people not in work, education or training in the UK, youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to overcome barriers and to gain the confidence, skills and motivation needed to find future employment and training opportunities.
British Horseracing became involved with the charity in November 2008 through Sport United, a Prince’s Trust Programme which links the Governing Bodies of UK Sport and other Sporting Organisations in order to encourage and enable disadvantaged youngsters to become more physically, economically and socially active.
Chris Brand, Acting Chief Executive of the British Horseracing Authority said: “Racing directly employs over 20,000 people, with another 70,000 working in related sectors, so it has a big impact on communities up and down the country – no other sport employs so many people across such a wide range of jobs and locations. We, as a sport, want to use this network to help young people and we are grateful to the racecourses and industry employees who have been more than happy to offer their resources to such a worthy cause.”
Ten young people from an Ayrshire school recently took part in a Racing Experience Day at Ayr Racecourse as a result of the partnership. For further details click here