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Ascot Racecourse to host fundraising raceday for Prince's Countryside Fund

Ascot Racecourse to host fundraising raceday for Prince's Countryside Fund

Philip Dewey

Ascot Racecourse to host fundraising raceday for Prince's Countryside Fund

A fundraising raceday will be taking place at Ascot Racecourse in order to raise money for The Prince's Countryside Fund.

The day will feature an afternoon of racing along with a range of countryside-inspired activities including a sheep dog and duck display, a falconry exhibition, pony rides, climbing walls, a petting farm and the 'Lamb National'.

All proceeds from the event at the Ascot High Street venue will go towards the fund which was launched by Prince Charles to give grants to projects that help support agriculture and the countryside.

Charles Barnett, Ascot Racecourse chief executive, said: "It's a great honour for us to be staging this raceday for the first time and to be able to assist on the raising the profile and money for the fund.

"We are very much looking forward to working with the fund on our plans to showcase everything that is so wonderful about the countryside and country living to the next generation."

The event takes place on March 29.

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