The Yorkshire Beacon Programme


25 September 2023

The pilot year of the Yorkshire Beacon Programme has engaged nearly 4,000 people through its activities. Activity included racecourse-led events, such as Wetherby working with ‘Wetherby in Support of the Elderly’; Pontefract hosting local ‘Into The Sky Theatre Group’ for young adults with disabilities; Racing to School education days and much more. All nine Yorkshire racecourses installed Sunflower benches to provide a calm and quiet space for anyone who needs it during a raceday. 

The vision of the Go Racing In Yorkshire Community Beacon, supported by Racing Together, is to strengthen the connections between a varied and world-class horseracing region and its communities for mutual long-term benefit. 

Doncaster Racecourse

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