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Aims & Objectives

The aims of the Festival are to organise community based events to celebrate our marvellous, unique town, promoting its economy whilst also offering financial support to various local causes.

To give people who come to Newmarket a reason to stay longer, visit our shops and learn about our businesses

To help the young people of Newmarket lift their aspirations and give them the skills and opportunities to help them achieve them

To celebrate all of the Newmarket that we know – not just the racing and nightclubs that most visitors know us for

To help join together the different groups and bodies that are working to improve Newmarket

The Newmarket Festival has raised thousands of pounds over the years for local charities and groups.

We have made a special commitment to help children and young people who live in Newmarket and the surrounding villages on their journey through school and into work.

My colleagues and I find it enormously rewarding assisting the students at Newmarket Academy and by funding something that they need, it may just help them to go on and achieve great things.

Individuals, groups and teams we have funded

ACL Street Sports

Arthur Rank Hospice

Bill Tutte Memorial Fund

Burwell Table Tennis Club

Cancer Research


Friends of Newmarket Library


Junior Nomads

Kettlefields and Ditton Lodge School

Littlebuds Day Nursery

McMillan Cancer Support

Moulton Pre School

Moulton School

Newmarket Citizens Advice Bureau

Newmarket Choir

Newmarket College

Newmarket Day Centre

Newmarket Kidzone

Newmarket Young Carers

Newmarket Football - U13 Girls

2nd Newmarket Scout Group

Ormiston Children and Families

Shaun Whiter

Samantha Copsey


Stepping Stones Nursery

St Louis School

The Jarman Centre

The Racing Centre (New Astley Club)

Voluntary Network

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