Chasing For Charity

 Kim Bailey Racing has been inextricably linked with raising funds for good causes for over ten years.


Putting the FUN into Fundraising

Kim and Henry Kimbell, an owner at the yard and with longstanding experience of working in charity fundraising, have joined forces to create the concept ‘Chasing for Charity’.

The latest partnership Maggies Charity, operating under the Chasing for Charity banner with Maggie’s Cancer Centre in Cheltenham.  The broad principle is to allow owners, new and existing, to experience the reward of racehorse ownership in up to two racehorses at a time with the added satisfaction that your involvement will directly and positively impact charities who are providing key services – from emotional support to medical research – for individuals, families and groups of all sizes who are most in need.  

In short we believe this name narrates an integrated professionalism combining the exhilaration of racehorse ownership and the constant restlessness of philanthropic individuals wanting to support good causes in new and dynamic ways.

Charity Benefits

Charity partners will receive multiplt benefits when supported by a racing partnership:

New recruitment and promotional opportunities to develop existing supporters and re-engage with prospective donors
Innovative fundraising method which is low risk with generous returns
A percentage of each share price donated to your cause along with a variable contribution of up to one fifth of any prize money and re-sale value of the horse(s) at the end of the agreement
No financial outlay for the charity
A Partnership Manager to work alongside the charity on the recruitment of owners, media opportunities and organisation of racedays and yard visits
Positive media spin offs to promote ongoing fundraising campaigns and a unique opportunity to work in partnership with celebrities/ambassadors
Branding on the jockey’s silks, Kim’s website and through print and digital media
You will have the chance to organise bespoke visits for the partnership members to view any local or national projects
 
Why you should join a Charity Partnership

You will receive all the usual benefits of being a racehorse owner:

Trips to the yard to meet the horses, see them exercise and have a guided tour
Box hospitality entertainment at the races and an invitation to the end of season partnership lunch
Weekly email updates
Owner's badges for you on racedays (approx. 8 races per season)
Supporting adults and children with kidney disease
A share of prize money and sale price of both horses*
 
Previous Collaborations
 
Guy’s and St Thomas’ Kidney Patients Association, Help for Heroes, Kidney Research UK, Maggie’s and Spinal Research have all benefited from over £100,000 generated from racing partnerships and syndicates which were uniquely designed to raise funds and awareness for a variety of charities.

According to the Charities Commission over 165,000 are registered within the UK. At a time when the charity market is becoming increasingly saturated, the need to diversify a fundraising ask or to develop a supporter relationship in alternative and progressive ways, is becoming more vital than ever.
 
How to get involved
 
Henry, whose family has owned horses with Kim for over twenty years, has successfully managed the last two charity partnerships. He has spent much of his working career in fundraising and with a long term love for the sport having the chance to combine these two interests in the most innovative ways is hugely exciting!

If you feel a cause you are connected to could benefit from being associated with a charity racing partnership at Kim Bailey Racing then please make contact with Henry Kimbell.

Henry Kimbell M: 07979 522744 or E: henrykimbell@hotmail.com
 

 

 
 

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