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.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed
The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance is not only called to rural and remote areas, but also attends incidents that could happen to anyone, anywhere, during their everyday life. Whether that be the drive to work, the journey to school, outside the supermarket, in the workplace, on the golf course – wherever. The charity are tasked on average 4-6 times every day and can reach the people who really need them, anywhere in the counties, within 20 minutes.
The advanced pre-hospital care our Specialist Doctor and Critical Care Paramedic teams bring to the scene of serious incidents, is usually only available in the resuscitation area of a hospital emergency department. Responding to trauma and other medical emergencies, they provide the best possible care and have the ability to airlift patients to the most appropriate hospital in relation to their injury or need.
As a registered charity, they rely almost entirely on voluntary donations, and so it is only through the generosity of their supporters that their medical teams are able to provide this essential service.
Visit The KSS Air Ambulance website
The Goodwood Revival
The Richard Burn's 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.
Visit the Richard Burn's Foundation website
Horse racing has been a fixture at Goodwood for more than 300 years, dating back to the Charlton Hunt, which drew the first Duke of Richmond to acquire the House in 1697.
Today, Glorious Goodwood is a quintessentially English summer celebration of horsemanship, fashion and glamour – but all of our horse racing fixtures and activities help support two very worthwhile charities: Spinal Research and Winston’s Wish.
Every day, three people in the UK and Ireland are told they will never walk again; their lives and those of their families are changed forever. Spinal Research provides hope to those 50,000 people living with paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury, which is caused by a broken neck or back and can affect anyone regardless of age, race or sex. The charity’s focus is to find an effective treatment for spinal cord injury that improves sensation and movement for people living with paralysis, and brings us closer to a day when we finally conquer it.
Visit the Spinal Research website
Winston's Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. The charity helps children rebuild their lives after the death of a parent or sibling, enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.
Visit the Winston's Wish website