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Charities Supported by Goodwood

Every year at Goodwood we support some exceptional charities, raising money and awareness for good causes both during our summer season and also the rest of the year.

Goodwood Estate Official Charity

The Richard Burns Foundation

The Richard Burns Foundation mission is to help people affected by neurological disorders, by funding brain buses across the UK. These buses will provide a support network for individuals, their families and their carers expanding the quality of information available, improving the skills of medical professionals and raising the profile of neurological conditions and disabilities.

The foundation is working closely with Richard’s doctor Peter Hamlyn (who was trained by the world renowned Doctor Sid Watkins who recently passed away) and Peter’s Brain & Spine Foundation to ensure that the brain buses meet the medical needs of the patients during the week and can support motorsport events throughout the country at weekends. RBF would support Goodwood motoring events long term with medical buses. The RBF Brain Buses would be a joint venture with BSF as they have the medical knowledge. RBF would want the buses to be orange and to be funded by RBF with BSF supplying the medical set up and people. The bus would be used in the week as an additional NHS resource for brain/spine consultation work and treatment. Then at the weekends it would be used as medical centres for motorsport. RBF are working on the proposal with BSF which should be finalised soon. BSF wanted to open a brain centre in hospitals but RBF liked the bus idea as it had wheels and could be used in different parts of the country - it is the more expensive option at £500,000.

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Festival of Speed

Chestnut Tree House The Goodwood Festival of speed beneficiary

Chestnut Tree House is the only children's hospice in Sussex and cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-25 years of age with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses from East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. Our goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families, and to offer a total package of practical, social and spiritual support throughout each child’s life, however short it may be.

It costs almost £3 million each year to provide all our care services both at the House and out in the community. That equates to a staggering £6,850 per day or £285 per hour. Families are never charged for their care and the hospice receives less than 8% from central government, so we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of our community to enable us to continue providing vital care to children and families .

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Goodwood Revival

National Motor Museum Trust the goodwood revival beneficiary

The National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu is a charitable organisation dedicated to preserving and promoting motoring history. It has a world famous collection of vehicles as well as extensive collections of motoring-related items – including motoring objects, film and photographic images, documents and books.

As a registered charity, with no core government funding, the charity relies on its supporters to help it to achieve its aim of being the best, most representative and accessible motoring heritage collection in Britain.

The National Motor Museum’s collection of over 250 cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles, spans the entire history of motoring on the roads and race tracks of Britain. Examples range from early family cars to F1 racers, luxury cars to Land Speed Record Breakers, the everyday and the iconic.The collection includes one of the UKs most iconic Grand Prix motor cars, the 1950 BRM 1.5 litre V16 Type 15 Mk, a racing car that has made many appearances at Goodwood over the years. With your support, the work needed to keep this outstanding car running can be undertaken, ensuring that the car continues to excite audiences at Beaulieu, Goodwood and elsewhere for many years to come.

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Goodwood Racecourse

Best beginnings and the reading agency goodwood racecourse beneficiaries

The two chosen charities, Best Beginnings and The Reading Agency both accomplish incredible work in their individual fields and we are delighted to be able to support such worthy causes.

In 2014 our Ladies' Day Charity Race, The Magnolia Cup raised £200,000 for charity and £800,000 in total over the last four years.

Best Beginnings

Best Beginnings works to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for children in the UK and to help reduce child health inequalities. They create and deliver accessible, engaging evidence-based resources to educate and empower parents, equipping them with knowledge and confidence to give their children the best beginning and develop supporting change programmes to better enable healthcare professionals to support families.


The Reading Agency

Five million working aged people have poor literacy skills. The Reading Agency works with a huge range of partners to run creative reading programmes, which support people of all ages to become passionate, skilled and informed readers. Adult learner, Nicola from Brent, said that her personal life is “richer and a new career in teaching is in sight.” While Tina from Hull said “All my life, since I was young, people have told me I was thick, but I knew deep down that I wasn’t and now The Reading Agency has brought that out, and I have proved what I can do”. We want everyone to feel the way Nicola and Tina do - because everything changes when we read.