Macmillan Cancer Support – London Marathon 2020
"What a brilliant night it was! Simon and Go Race Nights helped me raise over £2000 in aid of Macmillan and my journey to running the London Marathon in 2020. Everybody said what a fantastic evening they had, it was seamless from start to finish and was just an absolute laugh! Simon helped me so much in all of the preparation for the event - advice on selling horses beforehand, getting sponsors for each race, advice on hosting a raffle etc. This was extremely useful for a novice who has never organised an event before! On the night, Simon helped set up the room to make the most of the space and get as much atmosphere as possible. As a host, he is just brilliant! My friends and family enjoyed it so much, we will be looking to use Simon for our next big event too. Thank you so much!"
Daisy Gadd - Dec 19
Raising funds for the Charities – ‘Little Princess Trust ‘and ‘Willow’
"We held our 2nd cancer charity night on Saturday which was a Peaky Blinders night and hired Simon as part of the entertainment, it went perfectly with our theme and was a great success playing a big part in helping us raise £7804 for our chosen charities a. Simon was absolutely fantastic on the night, making sure everything went to plan even allowing me to make a few changes to how he usually runs things. Everyone had a fantastic time and got really into cheering on their horses. From our first contact via email to phone conversations he was great and so helpful. I would highly recommend Go Race Nights to anyone and hope to work with him again in the future. Thanks once again Simon."
Jo Andrews - Oct 19
Holy Family Primary School PTA
"Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Simon at go race nights. So helpful from the booking to the end of the event. Your fundraising tips and help throughout helped us raise a staggering 2000 pounds."
Dawn Oliver - Oct 19
Raising funds for the charity - ‘Shooting Star Children Hospices’
"A huge thank you to Simon and 'Go Race nights' for making our first ever race night such a wonderful event. It was a charity event to raise funds for Shooting Star Children's Hospices - a wonderful organisation that supports children, with life limiting conditions, and their families and one that is very close to our hearts. Simon was incredibly helpful and supportive both throughout the preparation and planning for the event and the evening itself. He presented it so professionally and gave us great advice and tips in relation to how to present the evening, including timings, raffle and auction and how to maximise fundraising prior to the event itself. His auctioneering skills were amazing! We had a wonderful evening, everyone enjoyed it and really entered into the spirit of ' An evening at the Races' and we raised over £6000 or a wonderful cause!! Thankyou Simon!!"
Salliann Coleman - June 19
Penenden Heath Pre-School
"Simon ran a Race Night for our pre-school recently, it was a fantastic event! Simon was friendly & professional & and an expert at giving everyone a brilliant night while raising lots of funds. We have already decided to use Simon for another event next year, as it was such a success. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending GoRaceNights, thanks again."
Kelly Falcone - May 19
London Marathon 2019
"GoRaceNights organised a charity race night so we could raise money for our London marathon charity places, Simon was amazing, he kept in touch in the run up to the night and he and his team were highly professional throughout the night, he was full of advice and support all evening. We are already planning another night with Simon and his team!"
Clair Ramsden - Apr 19
Groveland School PTA
"Second time of using Simon for a race night, cannot recommend him highly enough. Simon from the moment you book him, provided you with all the information that you need to set up your Race night and is always available for advice. I have been to other race nights and Simon is by far the most professional, he really gets the crowd going and will run the night for you. Brilliant."
Liz Newman - Mar 19
"Our PTA organised a race night event hosted by Simon and GoRaceNights. We had never held a race night before, Simon's planning, preparation and fantastic communication skills took away the worry of the evening. We raised an amazing 634.40 which will pay for a maths enrichment day for the whole school. It was a fantastic evening, which we will definitely be doing again next year. We would highly recommend GoRaceNights for your fundraising event."
Kerri Potter - March 2019
London Marathon 2019
"As part of my London Marathon fundraising for The Brain & Spine Foundation this year, I organised a race night event hosted by Simon and GoRaceNights. It was the best decision I could have made. Simons planning, preparation and fantastic communication skills took away all the stress from planning the evening. Simon then showed his professionalism and sense of humour from Race 1 till the end. I’ve been inundated with praise from guests ever since and am so proud to say we raised over £2k from the night alone. I would HIGHLY recommend Simon if you are considering arranging a race night. You won’t be disappointed!"
Jim Bonne -r The Brain & Spine Foundation
"Thank you so much for helping Gillingham Dramatic Society raise funds. We had a huge turnout and everyone who attended had an amazing and exciting time and the money raised will go a long way to helping us out! Everything so well organised and professionally run. Looking forward to working with you again!"
Aidan Harwood (GDS Productions) - July 2018
Over the moon
"Apologies for the delay but had to write a review following our successful race night on 20th April. It was an amazing night, everything went smoothly and we had lots of great feedback. Simon was extremely helpful in the run up to the event as well as on the night which made our job easy. The final total of money raised from the night was in excess of £1,600!!! A total we could have only dreamed about before hand so we were over the moon. Would definitely recommend to everyone!"
Shelly Shorter (Loose Lions FC) - April 2018
London Marathon runner
"If anyone is thinking about hosting a race night then Simon is your man, pre the event his correspondence and ideas are great, turns up promptly, was fully prepared and to top it off was a great host, getting people involved and wasn't phased when we chuck an unexpected auction on him!!! In total we raised £3,600 in the day for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and a lot of this was due to the first class service given by Simon!!"
John Boyd - Apr 2018
"This was our school's first Race Night and we didn't really know what to expect. Simon was incredibly efficient and helpful with his explanation, tips and ideas in the lead-up, especially when we needed to gee some parents along to sign up. The evening itself was great fun and extremely well organised. Simon kept things running smoothly at an ideal pace and judged the event well regarding timings with the right amount of races too. Everyone entered into the spirit of the occasion and it proved to be a healthy fund-raiser as well. It was definitely a winner for us - and Simon is odds-on favourite! Cranbrook CSPA definitely recommend him."
Helen Stevens (Cranbrook School PA), Oct '17
Caroline raised money for the PTA
"A great set up for a PTA race night! Thank you for all your help to make it a successful evening. With lots of ways to raise extra revenue it helps boost the profits. The games and auction at the end of the evening really helped the fun buzz of the evening. Will be recommending you to others!"
Caroline Logan (Woodlands Primary School), Oct' 2017
Sandi raised money for their club
"Fantastic!!! Thank you so much Simon for all your help before and on the night. Our football club raised a great amount of money and everyone had a fantastic time. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants a fun evening."
Sandi Bradley (Delaford Colts F.C.), Sep' 2017
Gina raised over £1,400 for Children with Cancer
"I can honestly say I couldn't have done it without you, you gave me the best advice prior to the night with tips and recommendations on ticket sales and numbers, you kept the whole night on track and on time, your equipment was fab!. You were great at keeping the room engaged and totally up to speed with what was happening and how they could participate, your daughter was amazing too! so helpful and polite! It was a pleasure to organise this event with you, I would, and I will, highly recommend you to my friends and family!"
Gina Peterson, March 2017
Dan raised money for his football club
Thanks to Simon for a great evening of entertainment and fun, I can't recommend you highly enough the help and advice you gave before the event and the feedback during the night from our parents was excellent and that they all had a wonderful time. Event was to raise money for our football club and we certainly did that on the night! Excellent and professional setup, whilst keeping it fun and enjoyable for all involved.
Dan (Thamesview F.C.), September 2017