The Hamilton Park Racecourse Company strives to be a good corporate citizen. Through its managers and through its people, Hamilton Park Racecourse is committed to supporting charities and local communities, protecting the environment, ensuring safe and efficient working practices and working with local suppliers who uphold similar values.
Protecting the Environment
Hamilton Park Racecourse operates a Health, Safety and Environmental Policy that sets out the responsibilities of the Hamilton Park Racecourse Committee, management and employees in relation to all health and safety and environmental matters. Specially trained employees have been given responsibility for communicating specific areas of the policy.
Recycling processes are in place for the separation and recycling of cardboard and paper, glass, ink cartridges, waste oil and food waste.
Social and Community Issues
Hamilton Park Racecourse recognises that gambling is closely associated with horseracing and is a popular raceday activity and has taken steps to ensure responsible gambling.
Hamilton Park Racecourse recognises that the consumption of alcohol is also associated with a day at the races and has taken steps to ensure responsible drinking.
These steps are undertaken by gamble aware along with “Challenge 25” displayed throughout the site and within the race programmes.
Hamilton Park Racecourse supports national and local charities on an ongoing basis. Some of these charities include:
– Saints & Sinners which we work alongside on the Saints & Sinners Race Meeting and organise a “Sign a Note” auction to assist in supporting the charity
– Marie Curie Cancer Care, Glasgow Hospice, is a local charity that the team have participated in fundraising for through various activities including bucket collection, sky dive, zip line and walking all five Scottish Racecourses in one day
– Tickets for Troops is supported by Hamilton Park Racecourse and complimentary tickets are offered to our troops in the armed forces
Hamilton Park Racecourse support a number of local community initiatives including:
– Support of local organisations and clubs through donations
– Support of fundraising initiatives for charities, clubs and organisations
– Assist charities, clubs and organisations to maximize their potential to fundraise on racedays
– Hamilton Park Racecourse support work placement initiative with local schools and colleges where pupils can do their work experience ranging from 1 day at the Racecourse to 1 week.
– Hamilton Park Racecourse organises Horse Racing education days where Racing to School attend the Racecourse and are then offered two complimentary adult tickets to return for a day of racing.
The team at Hamilton Park Racecourse recently volunteered at the FareShare depot in Glasgow getting involved by assisting with sorting and dating food and making up collections and deliveries.
Move On’s FareShare Glasgow and the West of Scotland works with the food and drink industry to minimise fit-for-purpose surplus, fresh, frozen and long-life food going to waste and distribute it to not-for-profit organisations working with the most vulnerable people in the community across Glasgow and the West.
FareShare’s aim is to deliver a food service to those who need it most, contributing to a great number of meals for those most vulnerable in the community. The food encourages disadvantaged people into an environment where they can receive appropriate support and enables recipient organisations to reinvest funds into improving services such as housing advice, medical services and training on nutrition, food hygiene and more, which help people to rebuild their lives. FareShare’s service enables these organisations to continue to support vulnerable people and also enables them to redirect their funds into improving their own services.
If you would like to be involved please visit their website – http://www.moveon.org.uk/fareshare