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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 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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The Goodwood Festival of Speed Beneficiary

Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice

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 Beneficiary

The National Motor Museum Trust

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 Beneficiary

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.

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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.

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