Yorkshire Community Heroes to be Celebrated at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival Races

Ahead of the 2021 Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, York Racecourse and Welcome to Yorkshire are calling for people in the region to nominate their community heroes and give them a chance to win £5,000 for themselves and £15,000 towards their chosen charity.

Across Yorkshire, and further afield, people have endured difficult times recently and many people within the community have stepped up and helped make their friends, neighbours or family’s lives a little easier. Yorkshire, a famously friendly region, has seen countless examples of people and communities working together to help make the best of a bad situation. This great work, selfless dedication and community spirit can often go unsung so now is the perfect opportunity to take a moment to thank and celebrate Yorkshire’s heroes.

22 deserving community heroes from across the region will have the opportunity to win £5,000 cash for themselves and £15,000 for their chosen charity or cause. Each nominee will be assigned a runner in the Sky Bet Ebor Handicap race on Saturday 21st August, with the winning horse ensuring their hero takes home the prize.

All of the nominated heroes, plus a guest, will be invited to cheer on their assigned runner in the race on Saturday 21st August, the final day of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, enjoying a well-deserved day out at one of the country’s most prestigious racecourses.

If you know of somebody who has gone above and beyond for their community during the pandemic, this is your opportunity to thank them for everything they have done for other people. To nominate your chosen hero, visit https://www.yorkshire.com/ebor-community-hero .

James Brennan, Head of Marketing at York Racecourse commented: “The Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival is such a special event and the perfect opportunity to celebrate community heroes. We know there are so many incredible people across the Yorkshire region who deserve to have their great work over the past year or so, highlighted and celebrated.”

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