'Life past the post'

Helping Us


Make a Donation
With your support we can give former racehorses a Safe and Secure Future, “A Life Past the Post”

Donations are the single most important source of income for New Beginnings. We work hard by attending over 20 racecourses per year were we take Harry (Golden Hello) who stands all day and lets the racing public get up close and stroke a former racehorse or Mac (Mister McGoldrick) to parade. You may well have seen us standing at the exit with buckets to collect from the race goers as they leave. The majority of our income comes through donations from the public. Raising funds is a constant challenge, so your help would be appreciated.
Sponsor one of our Horses – The ideal Present for that special someone.

You can keep in touch with one of your racing legends by making a small monthly donation that will help us continue to offer security for all our horses.
The horses that you can chose from are, Golden Hello (Harry), Mister McGoldrick (Mac), Benbyas (Ben), Red Wine (Red), Advanced (Addy), Nashara (Nash), Delolition (Demo), Gingers Lad (Jack)

As a thank you for your regular donation you will receive
A certificate that confirms that you have agreed to sponsor the horse of your choice
A photograph of your chosen horse
As a special thank you you will have the opportunity to meet the team, view the yard, facilities and meet your chosen horse and have your picture taken with him / her.

Become a Friend of New Beginnings

Just a small monthly donation from you can makes a huge difference to the horses within our care. The regular donations we receive from our friends and committed givers helps us enormously to plan financially throughout the year.

Please sign up to make a regular monthly gift.
£5 will buy a bail of bedding
£10 will buy a bag of feed
£20 will help to pay for a trim from the farrier
£35 will pay for an annual inoculation against equine influenza and tetanus.
£40 will buy a bale of haylage

As a thank you we invite our family of committed givers to a free annual event (usually in September) at New Beginnings where you can see firsthand how valuable your donations are to the running and our development.  You will have the opportunity to meet the team, view the yard, facilities and meet some of racings former warriors and possibly legends.

Single Donations

We would be delighted to accept your donations by either of the means outlined below.

  • Online - make a secure online donation instantly via Paypal or by clicking the button at the top of this page
  • By post – please make cheques payable to New Beginnings. Please send to; New Beginnings. The Cottage, Low House Stud. Hanging Grimston. York. YO41 1QZ

Leave a Gift in Your Will

If you wish to leave a legacy to New Beginnings please contact us so that we can advise you on how best this can be done.  You will need our registration number, registered address and mission statement. Legacies are the life blood of any charitable organisation, they secure its longevity and enable it to further achieve its objectives.  Without legacy support charitable organisations like us would struggle to continue to make a true sustained impact on their objectives.

What does my donation pay for?

Your donation will go towards the general running of our yard including, immunisation against equine influenza and tetanus for all our horses; routine, and where necessary, remedial farrier treatment; dentistry; physiotherapy and of course housing and feeding.
Without your generosity our work would not be possible - your donation will help us continue to provide a safe and secure future for all the horses at New Beginnings.


We are always looking for Volunteers, if you have a few hours spare could you help us by collecting on the exit of a racecourse, help around the yard or in the office, please get in touch. Without our volunteers we could not do the work that we do.

Other ways that people have helped us, to date people have helped us by doing the following:

  • Running an Auction
  • Running a marathon or half marathon / triathlon
  • Sponsored swim
  • Holding a garden party
  • Organizing a race night at your local pub.
  • Having their heads shaved
  • Donated a painting to raffle
  • Buying our Merchandise, Selling our Christmas Cards to your family and friends.

It all helps, every penny raised goes to help us continue our work, giving security to former racehorses within our care.

"As a small breeder of thoroughbreds and an owner of racehorses I am proud to be a Patron of New Beginnings. As a horsewoman myself, I can fully endorse the care and empathy shown to these magnificent horses. The dedication, passion and commitment given by Pam and Kevin to the welfare of all the horses in their care is second to none. The Racing Industry is lucky to have their support."

The Countess of Halifax

"Amazing organisation with so much passion for what they do. They add so much to our racecourse wider experience of racing."

York Racecourse

"Great cause. Hopefully race goers will support as they should."

M & J Wormald

"Wonderful work by genuine people – Tell your friends about them!"

B & C Turner

"Great to see horses so well looked after. Best of luck for your future development."

P Gill

"Absolutely excellent set up with very enthusiastic, knowledgeable people."

J Gibb