Charitable Works/CSR

Edmondson Hall frequently participate in a variety of events and functions to support local charities.

Now in its eighth year, the Newmarket Business Day at the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket is a concept devised by Mark Edmondson that sees all races on the card sponsored by local businesses. As well as enjoying an afternoon’s racing for their staff and guests, the sponsors hold a number of fundraising events on the day and have so far raised in excess of £4,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

“Thanks to you, we are able to provide care to local life threatened children and their families. Your very kind and generous gift means we can continue to provide vital care in our hospices, in your local community and at hospitals throughout the region. Once again, thank you for your fantastic support.” Judy Strike, EACH

Mark Edmondson serves as Chairman of the Newmarket Festival CIC. The Festival is a social and community project based in the heart of East Anglia. It promotes Newmarket’s economy and invests in its community. Although Festival week is held at the beginning of July to tie in with the July Racing Festival, an integral part of the racing calendar, a number of events are also held outside this period, including the QIPCO Guineas Preview Lunch, the Hilly (Cycling Sportive), a golf day, the Equine Professionals Conference and July Festival Ball. Thousands of pounds have been raised for a number of local charities and community groups. For more information on this year’s Festival, visit their website here

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Mark is seen above making a presentation to John Henry on behalf of the Niamh Henry’s Fairywish Fund, one of the many local charities supported by Newmarket Festival.

Edmondson Hall supports local artists and currently has a number of pieces on display at expanded offices. We have also hosted successful Gallery Evenings, giving our guests the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their work. Through generous donations from the artists out of their sales, we have raised hundreds of pounds for Racing Welfare and Injured Jockeys Fund.

“Thank you very much to all at Edmondson Hall for your continued support. We are very grateful.” Tansy Challis, Racing Welfare

“Please accept my grateful thanks on behalf of all injured jockeys. The amount received will be of the greatest assistance to us in our work of helping them and their families.” Jo Pettitt, Injured Jockeys Fund

In addition to the above, Edmondson Hall are regular contributors to events such as Racing Welfare Carol Concert and Newmarket Open Weekend and are enthusiastic sponsors of Newmarket Rugby Club, Newmarket Town Football Club and their Under 12’s team. We have also recently made donations to Macmillan Cancer Support and the Newmarket Branch of the MS Society.