Macmillan Charity Raceday

12/06/2021

Macmillan Charity Raceday at York Racecourse

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On Saturday 12 June you’ll have the chance to watch some of the most exciting races in the horse racing calendar at the biggest and oldest charity racing event in the UK, the Macmillan Charity Raceday. Taking place at York's famous racecourse, one of the most prestigious in the world, this is the perfect day out while supporting people living with cancer. Every ticket bought will help ensure that we are there for those who need us most.

Since the Macmillan Charity Raceday first launched in 1971, over £9 million has been raised for Macmillan, with last year alone raising £650,000! This incredible amount has allowed Macmillan to be right there for those living with and affected by Cancer, providing physical, emotional and financial support. We want to make this an unforgettable year, and so with your help we want to reach our goal of raising over £1 million!

Tickets for the weekend will go on sale in early 2021.

Virtual Horse Racing

If you can’t wait until next June for our next Macmillan Charity Raceday, or you’re looking for an activity to do with your friends and family, then why not check out our brand-new Virtual Horse Racing game! This fun activity brings the thrill of horse racing to you as you and your friends try to guess who will win each race. This game doesn’t involve any money but why not come up with some fun prizes for each winner, like one winner making a rule for everyone else for the rest of the game, or getting out of doing the dishes for the day!

gamesnight.macmillan.org.uk

Ernest Cooper and Macmillan Ride of Their Lives

For 2021 our famous Ernest Cooper Macmillan Ride of Their Lives will return for another year. Last year our 12 brave amateur riders raised an incredible £340,000 for people affected by cancer with all their hard work, training, and dedication leading to one of our best races ever. To find out more about this year’s riders and how you can support them, you can follow them all on Just Giving.

Yorkshire Dales Mighty Hike

For those of you who also love an adventure and a challenge, Macmillan will be hosting their very first Mighty Hike in the Yorkshire Dales in 2021. The hike follows a stunning circular route following the river Aire, passing Janet’s Foss waterfall and past a number of idyllic market towns including Malham and Grassington. This is the perfect opportunity for you and a group of friends and family to see this beautiful part of the world, while raising funds for people affected by cancer.

mightyhikes.macmillan.org.uk

Right now, there are around 179,000 people living with cancer across Yorkshire. When coronavirus hit, thousands of vital cancer treatments, appointments and care were postponed or cancelled. Now, the consequences of this disruption to cancer services are impossible to ignore. People still aren’t able to get the timely support they need, and the emotional impact of the outbreak is continuing to take its toll on people already struggling. We want to be there for every person diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire needing support. The significant rise in the number of people being diagnosed, combined with the untold challenges the pandemic has created for patients and for cancer services, means we simply can’t do this without your support.

www.macmillan.org.uk/yorkshireappeal

Where is the money being spent?

All the money raised for The Macmillan Charity Raceday will be spent in the Yorkshire region. The money will be spent on Macmillan services in the Yorkshire region which could include grant to patients, allied health professionals and support workers.

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How can I get involved if I can’t attend on the day?

If you are unable to attend the Macmillan Charity Raceday on Saturday 13 June, then there are other ways you can still get involved.

The Jump of Their Lives is taking place on Saturday 6 June, which is a tandem skydive in aid of Macmillan. Applications are open until 14 February and you will have the chance to see the beautiful views of the Yorkshire Coast.

If you would like to donate without participating in a fundraising event, there are other ways you can do so. Firstly, if you would like to make a cash donation, this can be done over the phone or by email. Please get in touch with the Supporter Events team on 020 7840 4800 or email yorkraceday@macmillan.org.uk to find out more. At the Macmillan Charity Raceday, we will be holding a silent auction, where there will be a range of amazing prizes to be won. The silent auction will go live before the event day, with the opportunity to bid online for your favourite prizes. Keep an eye on our website to find out more information about prizes and when the auction goes live.

If you would like to donate a prize to our silent auction, please get in touch with the Supporter Events team on 020 7840 4800 or email yorkraceday@macmillan.org.uk.

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I want to support but horse racing isn’t for me

If you would like to support The Macmillan Charity Raceday but do not want to attend the event at York Race Course, then there are other fantastic ways you can get involved.

On Saturday 13 June the first Yorkshire Dales Mighty Hike is taking place. This stunning hike will follow the river Aire, passing Janet’s Foss waterfall and pretty market towns including Malham and Grassington. The one-day hike will cover 26 miles and is the perfect opportunity to support Macmillan and help paint Yorkshire Green on 13 June. The registration deadline is Friday 29 May 2020 so head over to www.macmillan.org.uk/yorkshiredales. to sign up!

Another fantastic opportunity to support Macmillan is by taking part in the Jump of Their Lives on Saturday 6 June. This is a tandem skydive in aid of Macmillan and you’ll have the chance to take in the beautiful views of the Yorkshire coast. Applications are open until 14 February so head over to York Racecourse website to find out more.

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How can I watch the Ride of Their Lives race?

The Ride of Their Lives will take place around 6pm at York Racecourse on Saturday 13 June. If you would like to attend the race, head over to York Racecourse website to book tickets.

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I am a corporate and want to support the fundraising.

If you are interested in finding out more about our sponsorship opportunities and how you can get involved with this event, please email yorkraceday@macmillan.org.uk.

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We will be holding a silent auction at the Macmillan Charity Raceday where there will be a range of amazing prizes to be won. Keep an eye on this page to find out more information about the prizes and when the auction website goes live.

If you would like to donate to our silent auction, please get in touch with the Supporter Events team on 020 7840 4800 or YorkRaceDay@macmillan.org.uk.

This event has raised over

£9 million

to help us be there for more people affected by cancer

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