Betway to donate Britannia Stakes profits to charity
Along with a number of competitors, we are donating all of our profits from the Britannia Handicap Stakes at Royal Ascot 2021 to six chosen charities.
The UK’s biggest betting operators, including Betway, are ensuring that six chosen charities are also winners at this year’s Royal Ascot.
Betway will donate all profits made from win and each-way single bets on the Britannia Stakes.
In 2020, the initiative raised a fantastic £250,000 for the worthy causes.
Michael Dugher, chief executive of the BGC, said: “I am absolutely delighted that the BGC’s largest members are once again leading this fantastic initiative, which will raise vital funds for some of the country’s top charities.
“Racing is a sport that has the power to bring people together, and Royal Ascot is one of the great highlights of the calendar. Millions of people enjoy a flutter, and I’m proud that betting companies will donate their profits from one of Royal Ascot’s top races to go towards some brilliant causes that will help so many people from across the country.”
Alastair Warwick, managing director at Ascot, added: “We are thrilled that the betting industry will once again be donating profits from the Britannia Stakes to these very worthy charities.
“Run on Gold Cup day, the Britannia Stakes is always one of the biggest betting heats of the week and extremely popular with punters, so hopefully lots of money will be raised at a time when it is much needed in light of the impact Covid-19 has had on charity fundraising efforts.”
Betway spokesman Alan Alger said: "We are again delighted to be supporting such a worthy cause. We hope the industry can achieve a large sum that can support and make a difference to the six fantastic charities involved.
"It’s a great initiative in what is always a really open and hugely competitive race."
Who are the six chosen charities?
- Marie Curie
- Prostate Cancer UK
- Care Radio
- The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity
- Army Benevolent Fund (ABF)
- RAF Benevolent Fund
Can I donate to the charities directly?
Yes, you can donate by visiting the charities individual websites, linked above.
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