24 Sep 21. SSAFA, Chepstow Racecourse and BATTLESPACE are delighted to announce that the Chepstow Race Day will take place on Friday 19 November 2021.
The charity day in aid of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity promises to be an exciting one with a set of six competitive races at Chepstow.
The event gates will open at 10.00am, with the first race beginning at 12.00pm with racing ending at 2.55pm subject to entries for the races.
The BATTLESPACE SSAFA Chepstow Race Day began in 2014 and has raised approximately £140,000 for SSAFA so far.
Julian Nettlefold, Publisher of BATTLESPACE said: “We are delighted to get the go-ahead from Chepstow for a full house attendance at Chepstow in 2021. Our sponsors have continued to support us this year despite the lockdown. These sponsors include Allan Webb Ltd, BATTLESPACE Publications, Briggs Equipment, Fujitsu, Hall & Watts, Hensoldt, Jankel, Kathryn Clamp, Prolinx, Serco, Spectra, Square, TVS and ViaSat. We must also thank everyone who donated prizes for our charity auction so ably managed by Steve O’Leary. I would also like to thank Chepstow for their ongoing support and our army of supporters including Bridget Rosser from The Grow Company and Verity Harding and Georgia Oliver of SSAFA who slave away behind the scenes to make the day happen.” He continued: “Your donation could make a huge difference to members of the Armed Forces community, including their families. We look forward to welcoming you to Chepstow on November 19th, 2021 and to life coming back to normal in 2022 when we aim to hold the event at Chepstow on November 18th”
Verity Harding, Head of Events at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity said: “We’re delighted to announce that the Chepstow Race Day will take place this November in aid of SSAFA. We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back for what is set to be an incredible day.”
Chepstow is offering all serving and retired military personnel free admission to the event. A marquee with a cash bar and Tote betting facilities will be provided. To gain your free entrance please email your name, address, regiment, and rank to
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is the official charity partner for the Chepstow Race Day.
As the UK’s oldest, national, tri-service charity, SSAFA is no stranger to adapting to change. Having existed through six monarchies to date, weathered two World Wars and countless conflicts, Covid-19 is one more chapter in a legacy of resilience.
To find out more about SSAFA, visit ssafa.org.uk.
Notes to editors
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, has been providing lifelong support to our Forces and their families since 1885. In 2020, our teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 79,000 people in need, from Second World War veterans to young men and women who have served in more recent conflicts, and their families. The SSAFA family includes the Military Wives Choirs, both an independent charity and a subsidiary of SSAFA, which supports women across the military community. SSAFA understands that behind every uniform is a person. And we are here for that person – any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. ssafa.org.uk
Details of the organisers are as follows:
Julian Nettlefold, BATTLESPACE: