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02nd Feb 2021

For the next three years, CNG Switch has dedicated to helping horseracing charity Racing Welfare, after working with them to find the best deal for their energy led to a conversation around how we could support the charity further.

We were first introduced to Racing Welfare when the charity moved into a new premises in which was already supplied by us. Racing Welfare provides support for the workforce of British racing across the UK. They offer professional guidance and practical help to all of horse racing’s people – including stud, stable and racecourse staff, alongside those working in associated professions, during and after their careers. Their mission is to improve the wellbeing of people from the horseracing and thoroughbred breeding community, by providing enabling and proactive support throughout and after their working lives.

The 3 year partnership will see us working together for the good of the charity and it’s community and allow Racing Welfare’s 50 welfare and admin members of staff to be able to continue to offer a broad range of support; from career, mental health, addiction and financial support through to reskilling and accommodation for those who are retired.

Wes Gill, who is Managing Director at CNG Switch, said: “We are delighted to be working with Racing Welfare, from the moment we were introduced to the charity we knew we wanted to work with them beyond energy supply. It is the the only charity which provides support to everyone working behind-the-scenes in the horseracing industry as well as those who have retired, and the demand for the service is increasing year-on-year. The work they do and range of support they offer is absolutely phenomenal and we are pleased that CNG Switch can help in some way!”

Dawn Goodfellow, CEO of the charity added: “Racing Welfare has been offering a range of services to all members of the horse racing community since 2000.

Everyone at Racing Welfare all do what we do because we want to make a positive difference to people’s lives. The prevention of loneliness and self-isolation amongst the most vulnerable of the racing community is one of our core aims, and it is through funds from sponsors like CNG Switch and the dedicated hard work of the team that we have been able to keep these services going, as well as facilitate new ways of keeping in touch and virtual alternatives to our normal programmes throughout the course of the pandemic.”


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