Here at Ayr Racecourse & Western House Hotel we strive to give back to the local communitiy, take a glimpse at what our team have been up to recently

Ayrshire Cancer Support is our Nominated Charity Partner

Ayrshire Cancer Support has been announced as the nominated charity partner for Ayr Racecourse and Western House.

The partnership will run for two years and during that time in addition to assisting in fund raising events the Racecourse and Western House Hotel will aim to heighten the public profile of the Ayrshire wide charity.

Ayrshire Cancer Support offer a range of services throughout the district and has grown considerably since being founded in 1982.

The charity now has 45 volunteer drivers operating out of the two centres in Ayr and Kilmarnock.

This second to none patient transport service provides free transport to people undergoing cancer treatment and attending hospital appointments with the high percentage of the journeys being made to the Beatson Hospital in Glasgow.

An incredible 600,000 miles a year are driven by Ayrshire Cancer Support volunteers in carrying out this service. The charity employs 15 members of staff as well in addition to a team of more than 320 volunteers.

The vast amount of work carried out by the charity also includes providing face to face free counselling for cancer patients and their families at both the Ayr and Kilmarnock centres  and Ayrshire Cancer Support also provide a range of complementary therapies which help to relieve the symptoms of cancer.

Racecourse gift Playhouse to Nursery School

Children from Braehead Nursery School in Ayr just love their new playhouse gifted to them from Ayr Racecourse.

The ground staff at the track built and painted the house and were on hand to see the children admiring it.

It will be used for literacy activities and as you can see from our picture it has already been voted a hit by the youngsters.

Lesley Zonfrillo, one of the teachers at Braehead said : “Thanks to everyone at the Racecourse. The new playhouse will provide opportunities to enhance the childrens outdoor learning.”

David Brown, Ayr Racecourse Managing Director added : “Braehead Nursery School is not far from the racecourse and we were delighted to help the local community in this way.”


Ayr Racecourse & Western House Hotel back #Home4Cancer

Last week we presented our partner charity Ayrshire Cancer Support with a cheque for £18,500! This massive amount was raised by the team at Ayr Racecourse & Western House Hotel and our fantastic customers.

The money will go towards the #Home4Cancer project which will see the creation of a bright and welcoming new centre here in Ayr!