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Chelmsford City Racecourse to host a 40th Birthday Race Night

Wednesday 8th June

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Chelmsford City Racecourse in Great Leighs is hosting a special Race Night on Tuesday 12 July to support Farleigh Hospice as it celebrates its 40th birthday.

Guests at this exclusive event will have access to a private marquee with its own bar, lawn and grand trackside terrace where they can enjoy live horse racing and cheer their favourites on to victory along the home straight.

Established in 1982, Farleigh has provided four decades of hospice care tailored to meet the individual needs of people affected by life-limiting illnesses and bereavement across mid-Essex. The charity relies on support from the public and local businesses to continue to provide these much-needed services and the Race Night is part of a busy year of fundraising events and celebrations.

Jo Flaherty, Senior Executive at Chelmsford City Racecourse, said, “Here at Chelmsford City Racecourse, we are committed to actively working with local charities to raise vital funds for the community and its beneficiaries. We are hugely proud to be supporting Farleigh Hospice, a very deserving charity, and look forward to an evening of racing celebrating their 40 years of providing invaluable care across mid-Essex.”

Tickets to the Race Night are only £65 per person which includes admission to the racecourse, a table reservation for the evening and a race card along with a welcome drink and a delicious two-course buffet dinner. Doors open at 3.50 pm with the last race at 8.50 pm.

Debbie de Boltz, Farleigh Hospice’s Fundraising Manager, added, “We are very grateful to Chelmsford City Racecourse for their kind support in our 40th year. The Race Night promises to be an unmissable VIP event so please get your tickets now and join us as we celebrate in style and enjoy an excellent evening of exciting live racing.“

Tickets can be booked by calling 01245 360300 or emailing and quoting ‘Farleigh Hospice’.

For more information on the work of Farleigh Hospice, visit