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On 19 January 2019, I put out a tweet saying I was going to beat my social anxiety and finally get myself to the races. And that one tweet created #GoRacingGreen.
The iniative supports people, and their friends and families, that face challenges in life, be that anxiety, depression, autism, dementia, social isolation, low self esteem, PTSD, social deprivation... The list is endless and it excludes no one.
#GoRacingGreen, through sponsorship from Unibet Racing, offers free stable visits and stud visits across the UK, The Channel Islands and Ireland, so people can have the opportunity to have hands on contact with horses and meet likeminded people. Group numbers are kept small, with no more than 15 per visit, and, where required due to circumstances, individual, family and organisational vists can be arranged.
#GoRacingGreen is an advocate for inclusion, making sure anyone who wants to, has the opportunity to interact with horses at no cost. You don't have to "prove" your reason for wanting to come along, we ask no questions, we put no labels on people. We just want you to be comfortable and be yourself.
As a Mental Health First Aider, Dementia Champion and Autism Aware, as well as living with my own struggles and working in accessible tourism for 20 years, I am also working with the racing industry to make a day at the races more accessible for all by providing staff training, a sensory guide and a safe and quiet space.
If you'd like to know more, please read on, or email firstname.lastname@example.org