Little Princess Trust Hair & Hope Charity Raceday


16 January 2020

Chesney Hawkes Performing At Little Princess Trust Hair & Hope Charity Raceday


The one and only Chesney Hawkes will be singing at Hereford Racecourse on a special day for both racing and music lovers. 

Nathan Moore, the former lead singer of Brother Beyond, will also entertain guests at The Little Princess Trust Hair and Hope Charity Race Day on March 24.

The live music extravaganza will take place after racing on Tuesday 24th March when vital funds will be raised for the Hereford children’s charity.

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to young people who have lost their own hair through illness as well as funding vital research into childhood cancers.

Racegoers will be able to help the charity in a variety of ways on the day and anyone with hair that is in excess of 12 inches is invited to join a group hair cut in the Winners’ Enclosure before racing when Champion Jockey Richard Johnson will be in charge of the scissors!

An auction will also be held while races can be sponsored for £1,000 with proceeds going to The Little Princess Trust to help improve the lives of thousands of children with cancer.

County schools are also being invited to get involved on the day and a competition will be held for pupils to design the front page of the racecard. The winners will get a behind the scenes tour of the racecourse on the day. 

Gates open at 12noon with the first of six races getting underway at 2pm. The final race begins at 4.30pm before Chesney, a Little Princess Trust ambassador, takes to the stage. 

The musical entertainment, which also features Herefordshire favourites, the Hey Yahs, forms part of an all-day package. Tickets, priced at £100 per person, include a three-course luncheon and the live music while Herefordshire racing legends Richard Johnson and Peter Scudamore will also be present to share their stories of the sport.

Little Princess Trust chief executive Phil Brace said the day is one not to be missed.  “With legends from the track and pop icons, the Hair and Hope Charity Race Day will mix sporting excellence and musical magic while also raising valuable funding for a truly great cause,” he added.

Rebecca Davies, Executive Director for Hereford Racecourse, said: “The Little Princess Trust is an incredible charity and we feel extremely proud and privileged to be partnering with them for this Charity Raceday.

“The day promises to be one of the most memorable in our recent history, and welcoming the one and only Chesney Hawkes will be such a thrill for us – and Herefordshire!”

Tickets are priced from £15 and include a £2 charitable donation to Little Princess Trust.


For more information, please contact

Rebecca Davies

Executive Director

Hereford Racecourse

T: 01432 273 560

M: 07767 612 931



Note to Editors:

About ARC:

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is the largest racecourse operator in the UK. In 2019 ARC Group racecourses will host 570 fixtures with 1.2 million people attending racing at one of ARC’s racecourses each year.

ARC is made up of the following sixteen racecourses: Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Doncaster, Ffos Las, Fontwell Park, Great Yarmouth, Hereford, Lingfield Park, Newcastle, Royal Windsor, Sedgefield, Southwell, Uttoxeter, Wolverhampton and Worcester.

ARC runs four of the six all-weather racecourses in the UK offering three different types of surface for horses to run on: Polytrack at Lingfield Park, fibresand at Southwell Racecourse and tapeta at Newcastle and Wolverhampton Racecourses – the only tapeta racing surfaces in Europe.

In 2013 ARC pioneered the All-Weather Championships which see horses compete throughout the winter for the chance of qualifying for a £1 million Finals Day on Good Friday at Lingfield Park. This initiative is helping raise the profile and prestige of all-weather racing in Great Britain.

ARC hosts racing at all levels of the sport from Class 7 through to Group 1s. Doncaster Racecourse is home to the world’s oldest Classic, the William Hill St Leger, run each year in September as part of the four-day William Hill St Leger Festival as well as the final Group 1 of the year in Britain, the Vertem Futurity Trophy. Feature jumps races include the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle Racecourse, the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow Racecourse and Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

As well as racing, ARC also operates a hotel at Wolverhampton Racecourse, a hotel, spa resort and golf course at Lingfield Park and The Border Minstrel public house at Newcastle Racecourse in the grounds of Gosforth Park. The Hilton Garden Inn Doncaster Racecourse opened in September 2018.

ARC is a significant shareholder in the horseracing TV channel Sky Sports Racing which is broadcast on the Sky platform to c.14 million homes.

ARC plays a pivotal role in British Racing. It is a shareholder in British Champions Series and Racecourse Data Company and is on the boards of the Racecourse Association (“RCA”), Great British Racing (“GBR”) and British Champion Series (“BCS”).

In 2015 ARC set up The Racing Partnership. This limited company represents the media rights of the 16 ARC owned-racecourses and 6 independent racecourses Fakenham, Hexham, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon and Towcester.

In addition to racecourses ARC owns Newcastle and Sunderland Greyhound Stadia and looks after the media interests of the Greyhound Media Group (“GMG”).

ARC employs 650 permanent staff and engages with 3,500 casual staff for racing and events across its racecourses. Further information about ARC can be found at

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