Britannia Stakes - Bookmakers Donate to Leading Charities

For the fourth year running, Britain’s leading bookmakers agreed to donate all profits from the Britannia Stakes, which was run on the Thursday of Royal Ascot, to some of the UK’s top charities. The initiative was launched in 2020 and has raised over £5.5 million to date benefiting a host of worthy causes including Prostate Cancer UK, Sue Ryder, NHS Charities Together, the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity, ABF the Soldier’s Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund. 
This year, the beneficiaries were SportsAid, whose Patron is Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, the Holocaust Educational Trust, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, SAS Regimental Association (SASRA), Ascot Racecourse Supports and Together for Looked After Children.  
Whilst the favourite won the race and therefore no profits were made, bookmakers have committed to make a combined donation of approx £277,000 to be split amongst this year’s nominated charities. The bookmakers involved are Flutter (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), bet365, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), 888 William Hill, Kindred (Unibet), Betway, Rank Group (Grosvenor Sport), Virgin Bet, LivescoreBet, UK Tote, Fitzdares and Bet with Ascot.