A LOCAL hospice charity has been chosen by Ascot Racecourse this year as part of their ‘Charity for Public Donations’ initiative.
Thames Hospice provides palliative and end-of-life care and support to people aged 16 years and over.
It as chosen as one of the racecourses’ charity’s of the year through the supports community and charity programme.
The Sebastian Action Trust were chosen as the 2020/21 recipients last year and the racecourse raised in excess of £10,000 for the charity through ticket sales.
Jane Gates, Sebastian’s Action Trust CEO, said: “Sebastian’s Action Trust has been incredibly proud to be the nominated charity for public donations at ticket purchase throughout 2020/21.
“We are thrilled to have received £10,086.25 and wish to thank the public who have given so generously to our cause through the most challenging of times.
“We also wish to acknowledge Ascot Racecourse for selecting us as their chosen recipients; this once again reflects the amazing support they give to our charity through donations, sponsorship of events and the collaborations.”

A number of initiatives have been announced for 2022 by Ascot racecourse that will provide crucial support for those in need in the local community.

Through their charity programme, these commitments will build on the wide-ranging help and assistance provided to many organisations through 2021.

Seven charities have been chosen through the Berkshire charity fund to receive in excess of £25,000 to continue their generous work. This includes many homeless charities in Bracknell, Windsor and Slough.