Nomad Trust named as Market Rasen Racecourse charity of the year

Market Rasen Racecourse has chosen Lincoln-based Nomad Trust as its charity of the year.

The new partnership will begin on Ladies Day’ at the racecourse on Friday, June 2, the same day X Factor runner-up Olly Murs will be performing.

General manager at the racecourse Nadia Powell said: “We are delighted to have formed this new partnership with The Nomad Trust at the racecourse for 2017-18.

“The charity has done hugely valuable work over the last 31 years providing a welfare service to adults who, for whatever reason, have become homeless.”

The Nomad Trust was set up in 1986 and celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and the Christian-based charity operates in Lincoln providing help for those who are homeless.

Rachael Hewett, fundraising officer at the trust said: “Horse racing is Britain’s second biggest spectator sport so, with Market Rasen Racecourse being such a popular destination in our home county of Lincolnshire, this new partnership will help boost our charity’s profile.

“We are thrilled to become the venue’s 2017-18 ‘charity of the year’ and to be launching this partnership on Ladies’ Day.”

Tickets are still available to purchase for Ladies’ Day tomorrow (June 2) and they are priced from £35.