Chelmsford City Racecourse has teamed up with the Royal British Legion to offer free entry to members and veterans of the armed forces for the race meeting on Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11. Furthermore, all profits made from general admission tickets will be donated directly to the charity's Poppy Appeal.
Jo Flaherty, head of charity and community at Chelmsford City Racecourse, said, “We are proud to be supporting our armed forces locally and further afield by giving them the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary raceday experience. I am looking forward to not only celebrating our armed forces but raising vital funds for the Royal British Legion as we continue with our ongoing commitment to engage with charities and the local community.”
Laura Gibbs, the community fundraiser for the Royal British Legion in Essex, said, “Life in the armed forces comes with unique challenges for those serving and their families, both during and after service, and the RBL is there every step of the way throughout their lives whenever they need us.”
Along with the racing action, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony, a performance from the Military Wives choir and live band, sponsored by Lookers Ford. The Mayor of Chelmsford, Linda Mascot, will also be in attendance.
Past and present service personnel can apply for two complimentary general admission tickets for the day. Under 18s can also attend for free.