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Forces MX-5's fundraising page

3 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

<p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">UPDATE:</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: #ffff00;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong>This year an Mazda MX-5 race car raced through the night to raise the profile of British Armed Forces Charities in motorsport at the prestigious Britcar 24hr race. &nbsp;These include&nbsp;ABF 'The Soldier's Charity', Help for Heroes,&nbsp;<em>Forces Children's Trust, Scotty's Little Soldiers</em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The Not Forgotten Association.</em></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">Starting from 52nd of 59 entries, the team started well until a racing incident put the little MX-5 into the wall as night fell. &nbsp;Recovered to the pits, a Press car donated parts for the race car which was soon back out on circuit having lost 1hr 20minutes in the pits.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">The team drew on reserves of endurance and sheer bloody-mindedness, setting a production car lap record as they raced into the next day, running stints of between 2 and 3 hours to claw their way back up the field. &nbsp;A formation finish with the other MX-5s signalled the end of a hard-fought race, finishing a hugely creditable 24th.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">The event provided a fantastic opportunity for the charities, a platform from which other fundraising has taken place, and an unforgettable experience for the Servicemen and women who took part, came to support or were hosted generously by what is fast becoming a premier sporting event. &nbsp;Many offers have been received,&nbsp;opening up&nbsp;other interesting possibilities for our guys and their families.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">Thank you all so much for your support.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><em><br /></em></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>The Team:</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">Leading the team will be&nbsp;Major James Cameron of the&nbsp;Second Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR) based&nbsp;at&nbsp;Tidworth in Wiltshire. James has just&nbsp;returned from&nbsp;Afghanistan&nbsp;where he commanded the Warthog Group - Task Force Helmand's independent armoured Squadron. &nbsp;&nbsp;He is joined by&nbsp;Brigadier Mike Hickson, the Director of the Royal Logistic Corps.&nbsp; Mike is a keen racer, campaigning in single seaters as well as racing classics, most recently at Silverstone and Le Mans.&nbsp;Former Royal Signals Sergeant&nbsp;Will Browning&nbsp;is the third driver,&nbsp;a keen racer and drifter from Bath&nbsp;who&nbsp;is now a&nbsp;Metropolitan Police Officer in the London Borough of Hackney. &nbsp;Completing the&nbsp;line up is TV presenter and racer Tony Jardine, an ardent supporter of Forces Charities and himself the son of a Royal Navy pilot.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">The race team will be supported in the pit garage by soldiers from the 2<sup>nd</sup>&nbsp;Royal Tank Regiment including some who are recovering from injuries sustained while on operations in Afghanistan.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>The Race:</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">The Britcar 24hrs - the only 24hr race for GT and Saloon cars in the UK, which is now firmly placed in the British motorsport calendar as the race to attend, as a spectator or competitor. With growing grid numbers from all around Europe, and with top International teams competing, the Britcar 24hrs at Silverstone sees racing twice around the clock on the circuit lauded as the 'Home of British Motorsport', and the British Grand Prix.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>The Charities, and how to donate:</strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">Our intent is to raise the profile of Forces Charities in motorsport, and have focused on five charities detailed above that are special to us. &nbsp;Please support the one of your choice, or through this webpage and Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and divided between the four of the five charities. We have been unable to register Scotty's Little Soldiers on this site, so please visit them at <a href="http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/">http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk</a>&nbsp;if you wish to learn more or donate to their cause. &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">It is also possible to donate by texting Race24 and the amount that you would like to donate to 70070 - For example Race24 &pound;5 sent to 70070 will donate &pound;5 to the five supported charities, including Scotty's.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0.833em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.833em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px;">Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations</p>

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

01 Oct 2011

Charities

Forces Children's Trust

Forces Children's Trust

The Not Forgotten Association

The Not Forgotten Association

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

Supporters

30-Oct-2011

ken & Alison

Great cause

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

16-Oct-2011

K Taylor-Smith

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

16-Oct-2011

Colin Spreckley

£50.00

10-Oct-2011

Patrick Forman

Sorry it's late!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

09-Oct-2011

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

09-Oct-2011

Ian Lofthouse

Sorry we missed it - hope you guys had a great day Lofty

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

08-Oct-2011

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

07-Oct-2011

Cliff & Anne Robertson

Well done.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

07-Oct-2011

Paul Foster

Top work chaps!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

05-Oct-2011

Roy Hynard

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

James Cameron

James Cameron

Rich Bernard

Rich Bernard

L Reynolds

L Reynolds