The VRC supports charities and local community organisations through donations, event/promotional support and our annual Melbourne Cup Carnival Pin & Win program. We work with charities that share our values and conduct programs that address needs relating to:
- racing industry welfare
- animal welfare
- community health
- Local community.
Learn more about the charities and community organisations here.
Pin and Win
Pin and Win is Victoria Racing Club’s annual flagship charity fundraiser. Since 1995 the VRC has given charities the platform to raise more than $5.7 million through the sale of Lexus Melbourne Cup souvenir pins, helping to change lives and support our community.
Find out more about the program here.
Guided by a sustainability charter, Victoria Racing Club strives for best-practice sustainability across its operations.
As a founding member of the Sports Environment Alliance, the VRC takes a leadership position on sustainability and has implemented a number of initiatives across the racecourse and its event management operations.
Find out more about VRC’s sustainability commitments here.
Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour
The Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour is an annual event which engages communities across the globe. It leverages the iconic status of the Lexus Melbourne Cup race to the benefit of the broader community.
Schools, hospitals, aged care facilities are all community groups which the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour engages with. Central to the program is the $200,000 Lexus Melbourne Cup Trophy made by ABC Bullion as well as a community who shares their story of the Melbourne Cup.
For full details on the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour and how you can get involved, please go to www.melbournecuptour.com.au
VRC Schools Program
Victoria Racing Club welcomes schools from across Australia to experience the magic of Flemington Racecourse.
Listed on Australia’s National Heritage List, customised heritage tours of this iconic national treasure and home of the Melbourne Cup can be arranged from Year 3 to 12.
Please contact the VRC on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The VRC receives and accommodates (subject to policy guidelines) donations to various groups across the community.
For donations requests please contact email@example.com. Prior to submitting please read the policy guidelines.
Community Fitness Program
As part of our community program, Victoria Racing Club provides local residents with the opportunity to take part in free group fitness classes in the grounds of Flemington Racecourse.
Run by an experienced professional trainer, the Saturday morning group fitness classes cater for all fitness levels.
Check class times and find out more information here.
Employee Volunteer Program
As a large employer in the local area, Victoria Racing Club operates an employee volunteer program to give back to the local community.
Employees are encouraged to take up volunteering opportunities to help out with charity partners and local community organisations during work hours.
If you would like to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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