For the fourth year running, the day will be in support of Learning Links, a not for profit organisation established in 1972 that assists children with learning difficulties with the skills, services and family support that enable them to reach their potential. In previous years the race days have raised a combined $78,000 to support this cause.
Group CEO of Richmond Club, Kimberley Talbot, said that she is thrilled to be once again supporting Learning Links.
‘We are forming a key partnership with Learning Links to deliver a much needed child care and learning centre to the Hawkesbury region,’ she said. ‘support from the community [for the Charity Race Day] has always been outstanding even when times are tough for businesses.’
In addition to racing, there will also be raffles, live auctions and silent auctions held on the day in the Ted McCabe Function Room.
Richmond Club has worked with Learning Links over a number of years, starting with the weekly Charity Housie hosted at the club to raise funds for free programs and services that improve children's literacy, numeracy and wellbeing in schools in the local area.
Richmond Club also supports Learning Links’ Reading and Counting for Life programs at Richmond and Riverstone Public Schools. The programs are for children in Years 3-5 who are struggling or falling behind in their literacy and numeracy development. Club staff have also pitched in their own time, by volunteering as Reading Buddies to provide opportunities for children to thrive in the classroom.
Gates open at 11am on Thursday 25 October for the event, with entry to the Race Club free for members of Richmond Club.
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Learning Links’ Reading and Counting for Life programs, proudly supported by Richmond Club, help students in Years 3 to 5 at local Hawkesbury schools with improving their literacy and numeracy skills.