Foundations' Race Day under starters orders

Charity favourite returns this October

Date published: 29th September 2017

Newcastle Racecourse will welcome the return of a firm favourite this October as Foundation of Light and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation host their annual Charity Race Day.

Backed by Great Annual Savings Group, the football-themed event raises funds for both foundations to support their vital work in the North East.

Guests will enjoy Premier Admission to the Gosforth Park Suite, a three-course lunch, race card and the chance to win a host of prizes.

Former players Kevin Ball and Steve Harper will be on hand to give their expert opinions on everything Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United related alongside several North-East football legends.

Foundation of Light Event Manager Jemma Garrett commented: "We are delighted to team up once again with the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to host our annual Race Day.

The event gives football fans the opportunity to enjoy a great day at the races, take part in some top-quality football chat and help two of the North East's leading charities in the process.

 

Liz Luff from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation added: "This Race Day has become a very popular fixture in our annual calendar and with good reason. The mix of racing, football and fundraising creates a special atmosphere enjoyed by everyone.

Lady Elsie loves the occasion, even when she doesn't win any races, and we'd like to thank the Foundation of Light and of course Newcastle Racecourse for helping organise what is always a successful event.

 

Seaham-based Great Annual Savings Group has helped thousands of companies save money on their running costs and is supporting the event as part of a package which also included sponsorship of the Foundation's Fixtures Breakfast in June.

Ricky Mingle, Chair of the Great Annual Savings Charity Committee, said: "We are proud to continue our partnership with Foundation of Light by supporting this year's Race Day.

"The Foundation's Fixtures Breakfast was hugely successful and we are looking forward to an exciting day at Newcastle Races in the company of fundraisers and football legends."

Tickets for the event are available for just £100 (including VAT) per person or £895 (including VAT) for a table of 10. Last year’s Race Day held between the two charities raised over £10,000 to support their work in the region.

To book tickets for this event or for further information please call 0191 5515365 or email jemma.garrett@foundationoflight.co.uk.

 

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