March 1 marked the 10th anniversary of Mission Motorsport, a pioneering charity launched at Thruxton motor racing circuit to help those affected by military operations by engaging in motorsport.
From the outset, the premise of Mission Motorsport was to engage their beneficiaries in a sport where competitors with disabilities compete against able-bodied competitors on equal terms.
The “Mission” however grew rapidly, encompassing a wide range of support skills and seeking training and employment opportunities for those introduced to the organization.
Their motto ‘Race Retrain Recover’ has served their trainees well with over 2000 veterans having found work through the charity’s programs.
This has included internships and full-time jobs for trainees at a wide range of automotive and motorsport businesses large and small, as well as the addition of in-house businesses including the ‘Livery Studio’ of the charity where the design and execution of the liveries and complete vehicle wraps were undertaken, including those of a succession of ‘Poppy Cars’ used by Mission Motorsport to promote their work, and that of charitable organizations of sister forces.
For many, their most visible achievement was setting up the extraordinary ‘Race of Remembrance’, now an annual fixture at the Anglesey circuit, where racers from clubs across the UK come together to participate in a unique endurance race, honored by many beneficiaries of the association. both on the track and in the pit crew and support roles, with the race coming to a red flag stop for a unique pit lane memorial service on Remembrance Sunday.
Please watch the film below with the association’s founder and CEO, Jim Cameron, and support them if you can.