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Two new faces join Racing Welfare's head office.

Byline: Howard Wright reports

TWO new recruits to the Newmarket head office of racing's umbrella charity Racing Welfare have returned to the area by a roundabout route.

Communications and fundraising executive Richard Negus worked locally for the British Racing School, and Barton and Dachel studs, but is back after spending five years in Scotland, where he ran the Scottish Racing Academy and then the Scottish National Equestrian Centre.

New fundraising executive Tansy Hiner, who comes from Cherry Hinton and graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge, made an even longer journey. Around horses from the age of seven, she lived in New Mexico for two years and learned to ride western style and developed an interest in rodeos.

Hiner, 37 yesterday, has joined Racing Welfare after working for a publishing company in Cambridge, and spending five years as a fundraiser for Addenbrooke's hospital.

She said: "My principal role is to develop income streams from charitable trusts, foundations and sustainable businesses. The ultimate aim is to take some of the risk out of income generation by achieving high levels of continual funding."

Negus, 38, who served in the Household Cavalry before gaining an equine degree at Bicton College and running a yard for hunters and point-to-pointers in Leicestershire, has succeeded Francoise Guillambert in an expanded role.

He explained: "I've specifically taken on communications, which means getting RacingWelfare's name and achievements known beyond the racing and breeding industries, but I'll also be looking to extend the Friends of Racing Welfare into more regionalised activities."
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 8, 2009
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