Return to News


ARC AND ROYAL WINDSOR RACECOURSE TO SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

May 10 2018

At The Races, Racing Post, Weatherbys Racing Bank, K&L Gates and Jigsaw Sports Branding pledge their support for Mental Health Foundation with race sponsorship.

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) and Royal Windsor Racecourse are delighted to announce their support of the week, which is run by the Mental Health Foundation and starts on Monday 14 May.

Focussing on coping with, and tackling, stress, Mental Health Foundation will be spending the week promoting the ways in which people across the country can improve their mental health in their daily lives.

Mental Health Foundation will have a presence on course and via broadcaster At The Races during Royal Windsor’s famous Monday Night Racing fixture, raising awareness of the simple tools we can all use to look after our mental health. In addition, Racing Welfare will be at Royal Windsor on Monday, along with all other racecourses racing next week, to promote the work that they do to support racing’s people in this area.

Five of ARC’s corporate partners have pledged their support for the Mental Health Foundation via race sponsorship, which will be donated to the charity.

At The Races, Weatherbys Racing Bank and Racing Post are all involved, along with lawyers K&L Gates and sports branding agency, Jigsaw. In addition, ARC will donate the equivalent of 50p for every ticket sold for Monday’s fixture at Royal Windsor to Mental Health Foundation.

Racegoers will be able to support the Mental Health Foundation via the purchasing of merchandise, including green ribbons, along with text and tap to donate and bucket collections on exit.

ARC Chief Executive Martin Cruddace commented, “We are absolutely delighted to support Mental Health Foundation, particularly at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. Promoting effective strategies for dealing with mental health issues is hugely important, and we hope that through this partnership we’ll be able to promote the excellent work of Mental Health Foundation and Racing Welfare to our audiences both on course and through At The Races.

“Thanks must go also to our corporate partners Racing Post, Weatherbys Racing Bank, Jigsaw, K&L Gates and At The Races for their support of the evening and of this hugely important work”

Mark Rowland, Director at Mental Health Foundation commented, “More and more people are recognising how central our mental health is to just about every area of life. We are delighted that the team at ARC have given us this opportunity during Mental Health Awareness Week to take our message on the impact of stress to the racing community and raise vital funds for our work. We cant thank them enough for standing with us.’

For more information on the work of Mental Health Foundation, and Mental Health Awareness Week, please visit. www.mentalhealth.org.uk To learn more about Racing Welfare, please visit www.racingwelfare.co.uk.

To buy tickets, or for more information on Royal Windsor Racecourse, please visit www.windsor-racecourse.co.uk.