An active role

Community Engagement

Chelmsford City Racecourse

Some of Our Achievements

Donations to more than 200 local charities each year

£12,000 raised through Family Fun Day in 2021

Annual volunteer work on 'Give and Gain Day'

Increased investments in sustainability

"Huge thanks to all of the team at Chelmsford City Racecourse for their amazing support for Havens Hospices. Second year working with Joanne and team on the annual Family Fun day raising funds for our charity. Fabulous event, well organised and executed, it was great to see so many smiling faces enjoying a great day whilst raising a fantastic amount for Havens Hospices. We are so grateful to CCR for their continued support."

Judy Grocott, Havens Hospices
Chelmsford City Racecourse

"It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to put something back into our community. We understand the importance of community engagement and are huge supporters of the Racing Together initiative."

Fraser Garrity, Racecourse Manager

“Thanks so much for helping make caring more visible, valued and supported this carers week, we had some good conversations with racegoers, and members of staff who are working carers.”

Veronica and Karen, Carers First

“We are so grateful to all the team at Chelmsford City for allowing the charity to invite a local school to have such a privileged day of learning. The racecourse is keen to strengthen its links with its community and we look forward to inviting more schools to take part in the programme.”

Ollie McPhail, Programme Manager Racing to School

“A big thank you to Jo Flaherty and the Chelmsford City Racecourse team for going above and beyond to host a first Autism in Racing day at the racecourse - one of the biggest days so far. The sensory room and bouncy castle area were enjoyed by so many local families on a beautiful sunny day. Many families I spoke to had never attended a race meeting before and were captivated by the horses walking past in the parade ring.”

Lucy Gurney, Community & Engagement Manager Racing Together

"We attended the Autism in racing event they held here and it was brilliant. The people behind putting this together did an absolutely brilliant job! They put soft play in the marquee they set up for us so the individuals with autism had their own space and it was right next to where the horses parade and walk along to get to the track. My two girls absolutely loved seeing the horses and playing with the soft play.And the sensory room was great, the girls playing the games they had in there and enjoying the different colours.All of the staff were brilliant especially the two ladies behind the bar in there. They were so bubbly and friendly and really took an interest in the children and communicated to them and continuously made the effort with us all. They helped me so much as they saw me struggling with my two and that went along way for me and really made my day.

Jade Melissa Tredget, Visitor