Thursday 30 May

Go Racing In Yorkshire Announce Summer Festival Partnership With Matt Hampson Foundation

Go Racing In Yorkshire is delighted to announce the Matt Hampson Foundation as the charity partner for the Summer Festival, sponsored by Sky Bet.

Based in Leicestershire, the Matt Hampson Foundation inspires and supports young people seriously injured through sport. Through expert physiotherapy, specialist personal training, wellbeing support, mentoring and advice, the Foundation helps people with life-changing injuries to get busy living again.

Charlotte Russell, General Manager of Go Racing In Yorkshire said,

“We wanted this year’s charitable element of the Summer Festival to support Graham Lee and after speaking with Graham and his family, they suggested the Matt Hampson Foundation as Graham has been spending time there, as part of his rehabilitation programme.”

Graham’s wife, Becky explained,

“Graham visits the Matt Hampson Foundation for a two-week block once a month.  The physio he is receiving is incredible, they get everything out of him, the whole team are very special.”

“The charity is committed to Graham long-term and being charity partner at the Go Racing In Yorkshire Summer Festival is a great way to recognise them and give something back.”

Matt Hampson said: “It’s been a pleasure to be able to offer support to Graham and his family and the progress he’s making in his recovery is fantastic to witness.

“We’re thrilled to have been chosen as official charity partner this Summer as support like this is essential to the running of the Foundation and enables us to help more and more people who are recovering from life-changing injury.”

It is hoped that staff and beneficiaries will be able to attend some of the race meetings, which take place between Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 27, but local volunteers are requested to conduct exit collections on behalf of the Matt Hampson Foundation.  If you can spare some time at the end of a raceday, please email


Go Racing In Yorkshire

The Summer Festival Dates are as follows;

Friday 19th July – Pontefract

Saturday 20th July – Ripon
Saturday 20th July – Doncaster Evening
Sunday 21st July – Redcar
Monday 22nd July – Beverley Evening
Wednesday 24th July – Catterick
Thursday 25th July – Doncaster
Friday 26th July – Thirsk
Friday 26th July – York Evening
Saturday 27th July – York

For more information please contact Charlotte Russell, General Manager on 07305 932411 or email