The Lakeside Hammers Community Programme (LHCP) was established in 2010 and has been privileged to receive invaluable backing from our Community Partners, Ruggles & Jeffery Ltd since 2011.

The work of the Community Programme has meant that the club has engaged effectively with schools, clubs, charities and community organisations over the last eight years and we are determined to continue to engage with our community in 2018.

The club supports charity fundraising by donating various auction & raffle prizes and the club’s Community Liaison Manager Mark Sexton spreads the Hammers’ message throughout local schools & business groups. Mark also has a strategic management role in Thurrock Council’s flagship Next Top Boss educational project.

For further information, or to see how you can get involved, please contact our Community Liaison Manager Mark Sexton: or 07951 698363

The Lakeside Hammers Community Programme focuses on 5 major areas:

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Through special arrangements with The Phoenix Partnership (East) Ltd and Essex Work Skills who are specialists in working with schools and business, the Hammers can offer a range of events and activities for schools and colleges including presentations delivered by our Community Liaison Manager Mark Sexton.

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The Lakeside Hammers Community Programme ensures that the club can support supporters from all backgrounds and help those with special needs of any kind.

For the past eight years we have worked closely with numerous voluntary & support groups including fans from the Deaf Community, Thurrock Young Carers (see below), Beacon Hill School (below) and BATIAS (Stars in the Sky).

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Arranging for fans to get up close with the stars of the evening’s show is a key feature of a night at the Raceway.

The Lakeside Hammers operate an open pits policy for fans to mingle with riders, mechanics and club officials before and after each meeting.


The Community Programme is delighted to help fans enjoy special occasions such as a birthday or anniversary – in association with our partners throughout the stadium, arrangements can be tailored to meet your special requirements. Please contact Mark to see how we can help make your night at the Raceway extra-special.

The LHCP oversees the work of the Lakeside Hammers Social Committee whose members are responsible for the hugely successful End of Season Celebration Evenings and the annual Hammers Fun Bus to the British GP in Cardiff.

Details of 2018 events and trips will be released in due course. 

The LHCP is proud to manage the Hammers successful Club Nights package again in 2018. Club Nights are available to groups of 12 or more guests.  Please click here to see how you can  take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to come along to the Arena Essex Raceway and watch the Hammers at discounted prices with friends, work colleagues, team mates or club members.    

In addition to the Club Nights package, we also offer a fantastic Mascot package – the perfect present for your junior Hammer and we are pleased to announce continued lower prices for 2018.

Price: £55  (or £30 for Season Ticket Holders)  includes:

  • Entrance for the Junior Mascot and 2 adults (with heavily discounted entry for other members of your party)
  • Replica Hammers Race Bib
  • 2 match day programmes
  • Hosted VIP pre-meeting visit to the Pits with opportunities for personal autographs and photographs
  • Official Photograph with a Hammers Rider of your choice
  • Access to Sponsors’ viewing area to watch the meeting
  • Name in the Match day programme (7 days’ notice required to meet printing deadlines please)
  • Opportunity to watch a race(s) from the Centre Green
  • Post meeting ride on the Parade Truck with the winning team

Please contact Mark on or 07951 698363


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Lakeside Hammers Community Programme is proud to announce that our designated Club Charity for 2018 will be Teddies for Loving Care (TLC). TLC raise funds for the supply of Cuddly Toys to A&E units for Children in Severe Distress. 

The Hammers will support the charity by providing promotional opportunities and air fence advertising space at the track and by strategically placing the TLC logo on each of the riders’ bibs.

The charity will be invited to fund raise at some of our race meetings and at off track events. Each TLC bear costs about £1.50 to manufacture and distribute and we have set ourselves a financial target of raising enough funds to supply 1000 bears.

The Hammers Home Pits will feature a TLC mascot and branding and the team will take a TLC teddy to every away meeting – complete with a Hammers race bib to help increase the exposure of this fantastic cause.

Our historic support

The Lakeside Hammers previously supported Little Havens Hospice for three consecutive years. Set in beautiful surroundings in Rayleigh, Essex, the Little Havens Hospice cares for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families, throughout the journey of their illness. 

The Hammers are also especially keen to help causes that are dear to the hearts of all speedway fans. Over the years, we proactively supported other charities and causes throughout the year and we will help to promote any charitable events that we are made aware of throughout the season. To advertise or promote your event, please contact Mark to discuss any requirements.

Just some of the charities and beneficiaries that the Hammers have supported since 2012:



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The Lakeside Hammers have established relationships with a number of local sports clubs with the common aim of raising awareness of local leisure activity. 

We are keen to support local clubs who compete at a regional or national level to help raise awareness of sporting and leisure activity in our community. Please contact Mark for further information




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With thanks for the continued support of

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