Working with the Community


Working with Community

Having worked on Beacon Radios Walk of the Black Country, Promise Dreams fund raising events and now Compton Hospices 30th Anniversary, Wolverhampton Racecourse would like to keep you up to date with our fundraising activities and partnerships. Here you will find the latest details from us, and local worthwhile events that we think warrant a mention.

Compton Hospice

2012 sees Compton hospice celebrating 30 years of providing the best care to patients facing a life-limiting illness and their families. To celebrate the milestone they decided to hold an 80's themed event at the racecourse.

The event held on Saturday the 18th February, helped celebrate 30 years of the hospices great free of service work, to a catchment area of 1.3 million people. Communities across the Black Country, including Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, South Staffordshire and East Shropshire have benefited from the work they have done. Having previously worked together for the Hospices 2011 Charity ball, the racecourse seemed the perfect choice to host another evening's entertainment and fundraising.

More than 300 guests were blasted back to the 80s at our nostalgia-fuelled 30th anniversary party on Saturday.

We were thrilled to have 80s diva Jaki Graham with us performing some of her much loved hits of the decade. Jaki told us she loved being a part of the evening and stayed around to help draw the raffle and mingle with guests after her set.

There was also live entertainment from 'Kick up the Eighties', who were amazing and 107.7 The Wolf's Dicky Dodd kept the evening flowing as our compere extraordinaire.

Thanks to everyone who came along and supported the night, especially those who raided their 80s wardrobes - you all looked fabulous. With your help, we've raised over £11,000 to spend on patient care.

Wolverhampton Racecourse would like to keep you up to date with our fundraising activities and partnerships. Here you will find the latest details from us, and local worthwhile events that we think warrant a mention.

Promise Dreams

A fabulous evening was had by all at Wolverhampton Racecourse on the 5th March 2011.

With the launch of their tenth year - the Promise Dreams Team and over 400 kind people joined together to have a superb evening to raise monies for Promise Dreams.

With the evening getting off to a thunderous start with Trevor T and his gorgeous show girls treating the room to a spectacular show including fire throwers and stilt walking and getting all the guests doing the conga around the tables - and that's all before the starters were served!

The evening festivities continued with a beautifully presented 4 course dinner and then onto the other festivities - Beverley Knight entertained the crowd with an acoustic set with songs from the past and present and then 80's Diva, Jaki Graham rocked the crowd - most of which joined her on stage!

The evening then took on a sombre moment when the Promise Team played their DVD showing the children they have helped and want to help - which brought home to everyone in attendance the need for their support for the charity and thanking them for being there. The flow of the evening was not disturbed by this but bidding on the Auction items was inspired by the footage shown and a quickfire round of bidding ensued with all the auction prizes raising a significant amount of money for the Charity.

Dancing until 2am finished off what can only be described as a superbly successful evening - and one that we hope will set the tone for the fundraising from now forward.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

The Racecourse had the privilege on Monday 2nd Janaury to sponsor the Wolves vs Chelsea game, and other than the result, what a great day it was! The day started at 11.45am with a tour around the ground and back areas, big thanks go to Harry for giving us the guided tour! We were lucky enough to see inside the Wolves dressing room before the game, all shirts and boots were ready to go. We then had a meal before the game and took to our seats just before the whistle blew! Although Wolves lost, they gave it a good go and we thoroughly enjoyed the day

The Free Radio Walk of the Black Country was a great success, everyone involved managed to raise a whopping £117,000! Well done to all!

Great news…the Walk of the Black Country is back for 2012!

Following in the footsteps of last year's successful event, we're thrilled to announce this year's Walk of the Black Country will be on Sunday 10th June 2012 and it will finish at the racecourse again!

Last year 3,500 people took part in the Walk and raised £103,000 for local charities - a fantastic achievement by everyone. It was an incredible day and we hope everyone will join us once again to help make a difference to the lives of local people across our region.

Free Radio presenters have once again teamed up with the University of Wolverhampton and all proceeds will go to Promise Dreams - with a percentage of funds going to the Dudley and Wolverhampton Mayoral charities.

For further information

Disabled Access & Facilities

Disabled parking spaces outside the Holiday Inn hotel with access to the racecourse via the Holiday Inn reception

Disabled toilets around racecourse and one off the hotel lobby

Lifts with Braille buttons

Hearing Aid loops available at Holiday Inn reception

Carers are admitted to the racecourse free of charge. Community Days are run on at least two race days a year and offer free entrance to registered disabled visitors who book tickets in advance of the meetings.

To book tickets telephone: 01902 390012.

Grandstand Enclosure

Situated on ground floor level with bars and betting accessible for wheelchair users.

  • Disabled toilets.

Premier Enclosure

Accessible by two lifts. Televisions throughout the Premier bar to view racing.

  • Steps on the outside viewing area make it unsuitable for wheelchairs.

For further information on arrangements made for the disabled please call us on 01902 390000.