Pete Garlick, a long time supporter of Race2Recovery, took on a huge challenge to raise £1648.72 for our nominated charity Help for Heroes and Tedworth House. In September he walked an incredible 150 miles from QT Wildcat in Plymouth, where our fantastic cars are built, all the way to Tedworth House in Tidworth, Wiltshire.
Lisa Minto, Finance Manager at our sponsor Orange Plant, raised a fantastic £500 for our charity Tedworth House by competing in The Great North Run 2012. She took part in the 13 mile run wearing a bright orange T-shirt, kindly provided by Orange Plant, and finished in a time of 2 hours 10 minutes.
Claire Todd held a wonderful ball in Ballymena braving the superstition of Friday 13th July and raised over £2,200 for charity. By all accounts it was a great success and Phillip was on hand to talk about his experiences and how Race2Recovery has been the challenge he needed to prove to himself and others that there really is life after injury.
Race2Recovery supporter Vikki Boardman has set herself a huge challenge by aiming to complete the Great North Run in Newcastle on 16th September 2012 to raise money for the racing team. Vikki said, "I am going to run the Great North Run in Newcastle, which is 13.1 miles (a half marathon!) I have run this before and hopefully will achieve a personal best of under 2 hours." The team would like to wish Vikki all the very best for Sunday and look forward to seeing Vikki complete the course in under 2 hours, a fantastic achievement and thank you.
Neil Waterman completed an arduous 234 mile cycle challenge from Little Compton, Gloucestershire to HMS Victory, Portsmouth and back in an incredible 18 hours to raise money for the Race2Recovery Charity and Wings for Life. So far he has raised in excess of £300 with more still to come in. An incredible man and an incredible challenge.
The Cholmondeley Castle Pageant of Power was a roaring success for the Race2Recovery team. The show encapsulates the ethos of speed and power... something the Qt Wildcats do extremely well. Whilst the merchandise from FX Motorsport got its first run out, Tom and Barney were wooing the crowds with tales of daring do.
Dave Banner and the Association of Land Rover Clubs held their Nationals weekend at Belvoir Castle in early June and raised more than a staggering £3,500 for the Race2Recovery Charity where the proceeds go to Tedworth House and Help for Heroes. One of the highlights of the auction held on the Saturday night was a limited edition print of Race2Recovery by Louise Limb (see pic).
When the Race2Recovery team were invvited to attend the 2012 Autosports Show in Birmingham they leapt at the chance and having been invited to demonstrate the Qt Wildcat in the live action arena Tom and Dave took her for a spin whilst Tony was interviewed about the project. The team raised over £15,000 in just 4 days and were thrilled by the reaction from the public who have really embraced the ethos, courage and determination of the team.