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Young people from Tower Hamlets visit Lingfield Park in Surrey for community project

PUBLISHED: 12:33 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:43 08 June 2017

Retired jockey Hayley Turner meets the young people at Lingfield Park. Picture: ACN

Retired jockey Hayley Turner meets the young people at Lingfield Park. Picture: ACN

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A group of young people from Tower Hamlets were treated to a day at the races as part of a new community project to promote the sport industry as a career.

The project promotes the sport industry as a career path. Picture: ACNThe project promotes the sport industry as a career path. Picture: ACN

The group met retired champion jockey Hayley Turner and were given a tour of Lingfield Park in Surrey, at the launch of #TakeTheReins programme with charity partners Active Communities Network (ACN).

ACN is working with Lingfield Park to offer young people work experience and employability courses which could lead to a career in the sport industry.

Gary Stannett, CEO of ACN, said: “This partnership will give young people who would previously not have considered the racing industry as a pathway an opportunity to understand and see first-hand the opportunities available whether in animal care, grounds keeping or catering.”

Andrew Perkins, executive director of Lingfield Park, added: “Hopefully we have given the young people a glimpse of just some of the opportunities open to them.”

The group included young people from Southwark. Picture: ACNThe group included young people from Southwark. Picture: ACN

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