10 June 2015
Another bumper crowd is expected at Macmillan Charity Raceday in York on Saturday 13 June
Macmillan Charity Raceday returns this weekend. The annual event at York Racecourse is back on Saturday 13 June, 12 months on from raising £365,000.
Raceday features a full card of professional racing alongside charity lunches, auctions, a sponsored race for amateur riders, raffles and collections, all helping raise money for Macmillan and other charitable causes. Last year, the event attracted a crowd of more than 28,000 people.
For those who can't be there a Raceday charity auction is, for the first time, available online. VIP tickets for The X Factor final, an exotic holiday in the Cayman Islands and exclusive sporting memorabilia are among the lots on offer at macmillanyorkraceday.com
Donations help fund Macmillan services. There are more than 6,000 Macmillan professionals, including nurses, doctors, welfare benefits advisers and cancer information specialists, across the UK who are there to support people affected by cancer. There are now an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, rising to 4 million by 2030.
Macmillan Charity Raceday is a fundraising collaboration between York Racecourse and Macmillan. The event has been held annually since 1971, raising more than £6.2 million in total for Macmillan and other charitable causes. To purchase tickets, visit yorkracecourse.co.uk